Receiving and working with the delegation were Member of the Party Central Committee – Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Le Duc Tho; Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee – Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation Nguyen Truc Son and representatives of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Association in Ben Tre province; Provincial Young Entrepreneurs Association; provincial departments.
The delegation had a meeting with the Provincial People’s Committee and related departments and agencies to discuss investment opportunities in Ben Tre province. Here, the delegation listened to the provincial leaders introduce the potential investment environment of the province; The mission of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association also introduced the need to learn about investment in Ben Tre province.
Speaking at the meeting, Member of the Party Central Committee – Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Le Duc Tho said: Despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the province is focusing on economic recovery quite well. At present, the province has completed the development of the strategic vision for the development of the province to 2030, with a vision to 2045. Interested in investing in the construction of the provincial development planning to 2030, with a vision to 2050, which clearly affirms development orientations and aspirations of the province.
In investment and development in all areas of the economy, the province is very interested in investing in adaptation and mitigating the impact of climate change. The province is interested in promoting the development of new-generation industrial parks, tourist areas, urban areas, and in the long term, investing in marine economic zones, developing strongly to the East. The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee hopes that with the existing potentials and advantages and the good cooperation relations between the two countries, between Ben Tre and regions in Japan, there will also be more opportunities for investment cooperation.
Sakai also said that Japanese businesses are interested in investing in the production of products such as cocoa, dried fish, dried shrimp, coconut, and mango. In particular, Japanese businesses highly appreciate the quality of Ben Tre fruit, especially coconut and cocoa. Ben Tre fruit is very suitable for Japanese businesses to use as raw materials for the production of a light Japanese wine called Chuhai. And he expressed his desire to facilitate field visits to some locations to support Japanese businesses to invest in the areas they are interested in.
Sharing at the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Truc Son emphasized: Ben Tre is always ready to welcome Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in the province. The Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee informed Mr. Sakai and the delegation of a number of legal regulations that foreign investors need to know when investing in Ben Tre related to planning, land management, information with the delegation about the field of education and training, about the construction of specific industrial parks of Japanese enterprises in the province. Japanese enterprises have invested in the fields and industries in Ben Tre over the past time quite successfully. Hopefully, Ben Tre will have the opportunity to welcome new investors from Japan in the near future.
In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation spent time surveying the premises of the Center for Vocational Education – Continuing Education in Ben Tre; working with Ba Tri District People’s Committee; Provincial Young Entrepreneurs Association; The Center for Investment Promotion and Startups supported the survey of Chuhai Wine Factory (associated with Phu Le Wine Company) and Dried Fish and Shrimp Processing Factory (associated with Ba Chu Private Enterprise) at Ba Tri.
Discussing with the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Ben Tre province, the delegation discussed the contents related to human resource training, labor export and pilot Japanese language teaching at secondary schools; Kobe Japanese Language Institute.
Tin, ảnh: Hoàng Lam