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The visit of JICA experts to Can Tho University

On March 7th, 2024, Can Tho University (CTU) hosted a meeting with experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), including Ms. Shirase Ayano, Deputy Assistant Director of JICA Headquarter, Southeast Asia, Oceania Department and Mr. Hatanaka Motoki, Specialist of JICA Headquarter, Southeast Asia, Oceania Department - Division 3. The delegation was welcomed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trung Tinh, Rector of CTU, and leader representatives of CTU’s units.

Through the visit, the JICA experts aimed to exchange and share experiences with the University’s ODA Project Management Unit on various aspects, including the management and operation of infrastructures under the framework of the CTU Improvement Project to prepare for the JICA's subsequent evaluation of equipment procurement and bidding for research and technology transfer in the near future.

 JICA experts inspected and evaluated the equipment at CTU

 The meeting with JICA experts

At the meeting with the JICA experts, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trung Tinh expressed gratitude and acknowledgment of the exceptional support of JICA during the past period and presented the notable achievements resulting from the CTU Improvement Project. The Rector expressed his desire to keep maintaining and developing the cooperative relationship between CTU and JICA in the future.

Representing the JICA delegation, Ms. Shirase Ayano shared that the success of the CTU Improvement Project is considered one of the most typical excellent models for the universities participating in JICA-sponsored projects to consult on building plans, development orientation, infrastructure upgrading, education and training, and developing high-quality human resources.

Group photo

Throughout the visit, the experts visited the CTU High-Tech Building, the Research Laboratory Complex, and the Aquaculture Hatcheries under the CTU Improvement Project, gaining practical insights into the modern research facilities and equipment invested by JICA. In addition, the JICA delegation had a meeting with the JICA Office at CTU to share and provide input for the project "Enhancing science-based integrated collaborations towards sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region under climate change" being funded by JICA.

 
 
 

The JICA delegation at the Research Laboratory Complex

At the end of the journey, Ms. Shirase Ayano and Mr. Hatanaka Motoki hoped that both CTU and JICA would have more cooperation activities in the future. Based on the resources of invested infrastructures, trained personnel, research experiences, and accumulated knowledge, CTU should maximize the exploitation of the infrastructures for scientific research in the undergraduate and graduate student community to further promote the University's role in the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta.  

 

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