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Japan proposes infrastructure and housing projects in Venezuela

The Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso, proposed the creation of working groups with the goal of bringing Japanese firms to Venezuela in order to create more railways, highways, trains and housing in the country, said President Hugo Chávez.

President Chávez characterized a meeting he had with Prime Minsiter Aso as positive.  He explained that Venezuela is beginning to strengthen ties with Japan.

“The meeting was splendid; the creation of a working group was established.  That is to say, Japan designated its Industry, Economic and Energy Ministers for Japanese firms to widen the construction of railways, highways, trains and housing in Venezuela.  A group of teams from both countries will be formed to evaluate the possibilities of economic, scientific and technological cooperation,” he emphasized.

President Chávez also indicated that Venezuela and Japan will sign a set of nine cooperative documents on Monday, which will mark a new stage in the relations between the two countries.

“The investments Japan and Venezuela will make are assured and we are making them for the benefit of the two countries,” he said.

Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / April 6, 2009

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