Hanoi, Japan beef up trade, tourism ties
Many cooperation documents are signed at the forum on March 10 (Photo: VNA)
A forum on trade – tourism promotion between Hanoi and Japan took place
in the capital city on March 10, with a range of cooperation pacts
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said
Hanoi welcomes Japanese investment in high-tech agriculture, urban
railway projects, human resources training, tourism and health care.
He pledged to create favourable conditions for Japanese investors.
Nagai Katsuro, who oversees economics affairs at the Japanese
Embassy in Vietnam, said Japan has strongly invested in Vietnam for
years and intends to increase capital in the northern region, including
Hanoi, to make use of the competent workforce and potential market.
The Japanese Government is considering raising official development
assistance for Vietnam with a particular interest in major
infrastructure projects in Hanoi, he noted.
He also highlighted the appeal Vietnam has for Japanese tourists.
Participating Vietnamese and Japanese firms discussed cooperation in tourism, health, culture, and transport.
As part of the forum, Hanoi authorities and Japanese investors
signed memorandums of understanding on various joint projects in the
city, including the building of a shopping mall, the transfer of
automatic flower cultivation technology, and the provision of flower
seeds. Other projects mentioned were on developing an
international-standard medicine distribution system and training
operators for the Hanoi Metropolitan Metro Railway project.
Japan is now the top investor in Hanoi, with more than 800 projects worth about 5.2 billion USD.-VNA