Central Highlands seeks business opportunities with Japan

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 14:49

Coffee plants in Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands. The region's localities hope to work together with Japanese businesses. — Photo baogialai.com.vn

Localities in the Central Highlands are seeking to strengthen cooperation with partners from Japan.

A seminar took place in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on Monday between regional localities and representative from the Japanese government and the Japanese business community in Viet Nam.

The event also served as a forum on policies, measures and projects to accelerate future cooperation.

Head of the foreign ministry’s Consular Department Nguyen Hoang Long hailed Japan as a major partner of Viet Nam.

With abundant natural resources, the Central Highlands region holds great potential in developing agro-forestry, process industry, clean energy and tourism. It is also home to major industry plants for exporting coffee, pepper, rubber, vegetables and flowers.

The region is also well-positioned to develop solar and wind power.

Participants were briefed on the region’s potentials, strengths, development orientations and incentives for business projects.

Representatives from Japanese agencies expressed their interest in expanding business operations in Viet Nam, including the Central Highlands, saying the country has become the second most attractive destination for Japanese companies.

Shinji Hirai, chief representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation and Vice Chairman of the Japanese Business Association in HCM City, said regional localities hold potential in agriculture, modern technology, post-harvest processing and renewable energy, cultural and tourism exchange with Japan. — VNS

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