The National Personnel Authority will help Vietnam train candidates for senior government jobs starting this spring, officials said.
The three-year project is based on a request from Hanoi, which is under public pressure to address rampant corruption among civil servants.
According to the Japanese officials, the Vietnam government thinks its personnel can gain high ethical values from their Japanese counterparts. They said officials in Hanoi felt Japanese civil servants were “orderly and disciplined” responding to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The Japanese agency will cooperate with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration to hold six rounds of a four-month training program over the three years for some 500 candidates for senior government posts.
Successful candidates will be selected as members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam in 2016.