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High-level ODA meeting scheduled for December   2008-11-27 - VNA

The 15 th Vietnam Consultative Group (CG) Meeting will take place in Hanoi on Dec. 4-5, with the stability of the macro-economy and the continuation of the nation’s growth rate topping the agenda. 

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and Minister of Planning and Investment at CG 2007

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, besides reviewing the achievements of Vietnam’s renovation process and taking note of lessons learnt for the future, this year’s meeting also marks 15 years of the re-establishment of relations between Vietnam and international donors. 
The meeting will be attended by representatives from the World Bank (WB), the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF),the United Nations (UN) and a number of donor countries. 
High-ranking Vietnamese governmental officials and representatives from several related agencies and branches will also attend the meeting. 
Vietnam has 28 bilateral and 23 multilateral donors registered and approved for permanent Official Development Assistance (ODA) programmes. 
The total ODA committed by donors between 1993 and 2007 reached 42.438 billion USD, which includes 32.109 billion USD worth of contracts. 
The total committed ODA sum is expected to hit 5.2 billion USD, consisting of 4.6 billion USD in loans and 570 million USD in non-refundable aid.

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