JICA has financially supported numerous rural and poor provinces to improve their basic small-scale infrastructures to promote growth in rural economies and reduce poverty. JICA has also extended its technical cooperation to the Hoa Binh Provincial DPI to plan and implement their Socio-Economic Development Plan. Its recent move to the four provinces in the Northwest region is to promote artisan craft through working with local government from the start (planning) to the end (completion and O&M).