Conference to Connect Thanh Hoa Province with Japanese partners, investors
Conference connecting Thanh Hoa - Japan 2023 was recently held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association and Thanh Hoa province.
|The event welcomes more than 300 representatives from Japanese businesses and from the Japan – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance to Thanh Hoa Province (Photo: Duc Tho/PLVN).|
This is part of the events to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam - Japan diplomatic relations. It is also to welcome more than 300 representatives from Japanese businesses and from the Japan – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, according to the Organzing' committee.
The theme for this year's conference is "Thanh Hoa - Japan: Boosting cooperation, Rapid and Sustainable Development". The 3-day event lasted until the afternoon of May 7 and the highligh was to review the signficant achievements made by the cooperation between Thanh Hoa and Japanese investors, partners over the years. Also, it is to welcome foreign investors continue to explore opportunities in Thanh Hoa in the future.
Since 1997, the Japanese Government has sponsored 10 ODA projects in Thanh Hoa, with a total fund of US $45,5 million. Thanh Hoa province currently more than 13,300 workers working in Japan in various areas.
Out of 200 FDI projects in Thanh Hoa Province, 17 of them are from Japanese enterprises, with a total investment of about US $6,6 billion, accounting for 45.7% of total FDI capital in Thanh Hoa. This makes Japan the largest FDI investing country in the province.
Speaking at the conference, Secretary of Thanh Hoa Provincial Party Committee Do Trong Hung stressed that Thanh Hoa wishes to strengthen comprehensive cooperation with Japanese partners in building smart cities, e-government, education, healthcare, human resource development, and the labour market.
Thanh Hoa also pledges to implement solutions to improve the investment environment, perfect mechanisms and policies, promote administrative reform, and ensure security, social order and safety for enterprises, to invest in the province, cited from NDO.
Speaking at the conference, Chairman of the Japan – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro reaffirmed that Thanh Hoa is a locality with rich tourism resources, such as the UNESCO-recognised Ho Dynasty Citadel and Sam Son Beach. Moreover, the province also has Nghi Son economic zone with a modern seaport. Therefore, the province still has a lot of potential for economic and tourism cooperation with Japan.
|Thanh Hoa Provincal leaders and Chairman of the Japan - Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro (right) (Photo: BTH).|
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Vietnam Takio Yamada affirmed the close relatioship between Thanh Hoa and Japanese partners. Direct investment from Japan has reached VND 2.,2 trillion for the Nghi Son 2 power plant project and this project is expected to meet the demand for electricity supply for Vietnam after it comes into operation last year. Also, AEON, Japanese retail giant, is currently planning to start construction of a shopping center in 2023, expected to be opened in 2025 in this city.
He also explained that Japanese businesses choose Thanh Hoa as a destination for investment because of two reasons: the abundant labor force and the developed transport infrastructure system, including the highway system, moreover at the city center. Also, Thanh Hoa has established a Japan Support Department (JAPAN DESK) and established a special economic zone, which is considered an attractive investment attraction for many Japanese businesses.
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