Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai desired the Hyogo Governor to expand and promote cooperation between Hyogo prefecture in particular and Kansai region in general and Hai Duong province.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai addresses the meeting. Photos: Tuan Anh
Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai, Deputy Secretary of the Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies, worked with Mr. Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hyogo prefecture (Japan), on October 31 afternoon in Ha Noi.
Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai gave a brief overview of Hai Duong's natural geographic location, socio-economic development status, potential, strengths, opportunities for cooperation on investment, mechanisms and policies favoring and attracting investment, and investment support services.
Japan is currently ranking second among 26 countries and territories directly investing in Hai Duong with 58 projects and a total investment of over USD1.2 billion.
Japanese investors mainly focus on processing, manufacturing, mechanic, and electronic assembling industries.
The Japanese projects are highly rated in terms of investment scale, project quality, stable and efficient production and business, observance of legal provisions, great contributions to the local budget, and job creation for tens of thousands of laborers.
Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duong Thai presents Hyogo Governor Toshizo Ido with a Vietnamese bronze drum model
Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai desired that Mr. Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hyogo prefecture cum Chairman of the Union of Kansai Governments, would expand and promote cooperation between Hyogo prefecture in particular and Kansai region in general and Hai Duong province, intensify investment in Hai Duong in the fields of high-quality infrastructure development, energy, supporting industries, hi-tech clean agriculture, consumer goods production, technology transfer, manpower development support, etc.
Governor Toshizo Ido said visiting Vietnam this time, a delegation of Hyogo leaders would work with a lot of localities in Vietnam to foster cooperation on trade and investment.
At present, 70 Hyogo businesses are investing in Vietnam, and many other small- and medium-sized enterprises of Japan are wishing to invest in Vietnam.
Located in southern Japan and forming a development triangle with Osaka and Kyoto, Hyogo prefecture is the center of Kansai region with a population of about 5.5 million and a GDP of around USD190 billion.
Hyogo has strengths in manufacturing, medical equipment, pharmaceutics, shipbuilding, electricity, machinery, maritime transport, food, garments, textiles, leather shoes, and jewelry.
Hyogo is home to the sixth largest number of Vietnamese people living, learning, and working in Japan.