On 24 March 2017, the fifth Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) of the Project was held at the headquarters of General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) in Hanoi. For GDVC, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tai, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, GDVC, and the members of Project Management Unit (PMU) participated in the meeting. For JICA, a senior representative and a representative from Vietnam Office attended the meeting as well as three long-term experts assigned to the Project. Short-term experts from Japan, who were on mission for activities of Output 1, also joined the meeting.
At the meeting, the participants from GDVC reported the project activities implemented so far and the plan of future actions, followed by supplementary comments from JICA participants. Also, the progress of the activities was reviewed using Project Monitoring Sheets based on the Project Design Matrix (PDM) and the Plan of Operation (PO) for the Project. Regarding Output 1, in the discussion for the future course of actions related to improvement of VNACCS, GDVC presented various issues that would need assistances from Japan, and JICA will consider how to cope with the issues including the feasibility of the assistances.