Vietnamese Planning and Investment Minister Vo Hong Phuc asked Japan on Tuesday to increase yen loans to spur infrastructure development in northern Vietnam, which is poorer than the southern part of the country.

Phuc said in a meeting with Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki that Vietnam is making efforts to improve its investment climate to attract greater private-sector Japanese investment, especially in northeastern Vietnam.

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