Vietnam: World Bank approves US$500 million loan to improve electricity transmission

SOURCE: World Bank Investment aims to construct over 1,000 kilometers of transmission lines and implement Smart Grid technologies to improve reliability and quality of electricity supply WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a loan of US$500 million to the Government of Vietnam to improve the capacity,…

World Bank Supports Vietnam to Improve Social Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a credit of US$60 million to help strengthen Vietnam’s social assistance system by developing innovations in management and service delivery nationwide, and piloting these innovations in four provinces in north, central and south Vietnam. Although Vietnam has achieved remarkable poverty reduction…