World Bank pleges to support Viet Nam to become high-income economy by 2045

World Bank (WB) Regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Manuela V. Ferro on March 25 concluded her five-day visit to Viet Nam.
WB pleges to support Viet Nam to become high-income economy by 2045
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During her first visit to Viet Nam, Ferro had a meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, and other senior officials of Viet Nam.

During the meetings, both sides discussed development priorities and challenges of Viet Nam, as well as how the country can use support of the World Bank to achieve transformational and tangible improvements in the lives of the Vietnamese people.

A highlight of the visit is the agreement between Ferro and PM Chinh to jointly produce a report - Viet Nam 2045 that will outline a roadmap and solutions for Viet Nam to realise its aspiration of becoming a high-income economy by 2045.

The report will take stock of the pace of reforms laid out in 2016’s Viet Nam 2035 roadmap, analyse how Viet Nam’s economic trajectory has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other global mega-trends, and provide recommendations to inform policy reform discussions leading up to the 14th Party Congress, scheduled for 2026.

Ferro underlined the progress in the partnership between Viet Nam and the WB, adding that the WB will propose innovative solutions that address new development challenges and fit the unique profile of Viet Nam’s development opportunities.

At her working session with the Vietnamese Government leader, Ferro pledged that the WB will assist Viet Nam to realise its goals of becoming a high-income economy by 2045 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

The WB Vice President also visited Ho Chi Minh City to expand cooperation between the bank and the city, the largest economic hub of Viet Nam.

During her working session with Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Pham Van Mai, the two sides discussed major challenges facing the city during the post-pandemic economic recovery and measures to mobilise brainpower and financial resources from the WB to improve its competitiveness. A joint working group between the WB and the city was also set up to sketch out cooperation plans for following years.

The World Bank’s current portfolio in Viet Nam consists of 33 projects, worth a total of 5.72 billion USD focused on transforming livelihoods and increasing infrastructure’s resilience to climate risks, education, health care, transport, energy, water resource management, and urban resilience.

Since its comback to Viet Nam in 1994, the WB has committed a total of more than 25.3 billion USD toward financing Viet Nam’s development.

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(source: VNA)