Development of Large-Scale infrastructure for Growth and Poverty Reduction
Thursday, 25 September 2003


  1. Dr. Cao Viet Sinh, Director, General Economic Issue Department MPI
  2. Mr. Martin Rama, Lead Economist WB
  3. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Minister of the Embassy of Japan
8.15-8.30 Registration of participants        
8.30-8.50 Opening remark and Introduction to the workshop Dr. Cao Viet Sinh, Director General MPI
Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, Minister of Embassy of Japan
Mr. Martin Rama, Lead Economist WB
8.50-9.20 Linking Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction - Large-Scale Infrastructure in the Context of Vietnam's CPRGS Professor Izumi Ohno, GRIPS Japan
9.20-9.50 An Empirical Assessment of the Public Investment Program 1996-2000 Mr. Theo Ib Larsen, Economist, WB
Mr. Martin Rama, Lead Economist, WB
9.50-10.10 Coffee break
10.10-10.30 Comments Dr. Vo Tri Thanh, Central Institute for Economic Management,
Dr. Dang Duc Dam, Prime Minister's Research Group
10.30-10.45 Open discussion
10.45-11.15 Impact Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Projects in Northern Vietnam Mr. Hisaaki Mitsui, JBIC
11.15-11.45 Study of Road Network Impacts on the Poor Lunch Mr. Simon Lucas, DFID
Mr. Nguyen Quang Khai, consultant
13.30-13.50 My Thuan bridge study, preliminary findings Mr. Paul Kelly, AusAID
Mr. Tran Vo Hung Son, HCMC University of Economics,
13.50-14.15 Comments on the three studies Mr. Saimon Ellis, WB
Dr. Nguyen Thang, Institute of Economics
14.15-14.40 Open discussion @
14.40-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-15.30 Draft Chapter on Large-Scale Infrastructure of CPRGS Professor Nguyen Quang Thai,
Mr. Dang Trong Thang, consultants of CPRGS IMWG
15.30-15.50 Comments  Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, JBIC
Mr. Alessandro Pio ADB
Dr. Pham Lan Huong CIEM
15.50-16.20 Open discussion @
16.20-16.30 Closing remark Chairmen

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