Can Tho seeks industrial park investors

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 08:55

Tra Noc Industrial Park in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho. — VNS File Photo

The Mekong Delta City of Can Tho’s Trade and Investment Promotion Centre plans to promote investment in the Viet Nam – Japan Industrial Park this year, according to Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of the Can Tho’s Trade and Investment Promotion Centre.

Agencies in Can Tho City will focus on four major projects: a logistics centre; Viet Nam – Japan Industrial Park; an information centre; and Can Tho Convention Centre, Tung said at an annual conference of the Can Tho’s Trade and Investment Promotion Centre on Tuesday.

Construction of the Viet Nam – Japan Industrial Park project is scheduled to begin in April, he said.

A series of events to promote business and investments from Japanese companies will be held in Can Tho in 2018.

Can Tho will also organise a meeting with Japanese investors in Ha Noi and cultural and commercial promotion events in Can Tho later this year, Trung said.

This year, Can Tho will promote trade and investments from other countries including South Korea.

The efforts will include a campaign to attract investments from Korean companies in Can Tho’s Korea – Viet Nam Incubator Park (KVIP), according to Can Tho’s Trade and Investment Promotion Centre.

The city will also seek investors in the hi-tech agricultural industry.

The city this year will also host other events at the national level, including the 12th traditional southern cake festival (with 200 kiosks); the high-quality Vietnamese goods fair (with 400 kiosks); a VietBuild Can Tho for construction – building materials, properties and inner decoration (with 450 booths); and the Viet Nam international agricultural expo (with 350 kiosks).

Nguyen Kim Ngoc, head of the Trade Promotion Division at the promotion centre, said last year the centre collaborated with other agencies to promote trade and investment in major markets such as Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The promotion campaigns helped Can Tho attain sales turnover of over US$1.76 billion, 5.9 per cent higher than targets set for 2017, and an increase of 13.9 per cent compared with 2016.

In 2017, the promotion centre also hosted 10 events and fairs, with 3,000 kiosks displaying goods and products from international and local companies, attaining total sales turnover of VND700 billion.

Around 2,000 agreements and contracts were signed during these events, according to figures released by the Can Tho’s Trade and Investment Promotion Centre.— VNS

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