HANOI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Tuesday spoke highly of the commitment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to willingly helping Vietnam access its capital sources to develop infrastructure serving the country's socioeconomic growth.
Vietnam has pledged to be a reliable and prestigious member of the AIIB, contributing to the bank's effective operation, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday when receiving AIIB Vice President for Policy and Strategy Joachim von Amsberg in the Vietnamese capital, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Vietnam has huge demand for infrastructure development investment, especially for expressways, seaports, renewable energy and urban development, the Vietnamese official said.
Joachim von Amsberg said the AIIB is very interested in assisting Vietnam's infrastructure development projects.
The AIIB may also pay attention to major infrastructure projects implemented by private enterprises such as airports and expressways, he said, adding that at first, the bank will support the perfection of legal framework on public-private partnership investment, and then consider giving loans to these projects to speed up infrastructure development projects.