15:30 | 10/06/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province Department of Foreign Affairs said that external relations in the province had become increasingly vibrant over recent months and became an important political task in the province’s economic development strategy.
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According to the department’s acting director Le Thi Tan Tien, the department worked with different authorities to welcome 15 foreign delegations with more than 200 visitors to the province in the first quarter of 2015. This included representatives from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Japan’s Sanjo City, Gyeyang-gu District in the Republic of Korea’s (RoK) Incheon City, and other representatives from Japan, Laos, Canada, the RoK, France, India and Argentina. They came to the province to promote cooperation in seaports, culture, tourism, education, economic development and trade.
On March 4, the department and related agencies worked with a Japanese business delegation led by Professor Masuda Tatsuhiro from Hosei University in Japan. The professor highly rated Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s efforts in assisting the Japan NPO Center to implement the Japanese government’s programs in Vietnam. Japanese businesses will continue to invest and help attract other Japanese investors to the province, connect Japanese companies with provincial enterprises and promote the training of teachers and sectors in mold fabrication and design and manufacturing of laser-based semiconductor testing equipment. Other delegations also highly rated the department’s foreign activities.
The department coordinated with other agencies to visit foreign representative offices in Ho Chi Minh City, such as consulates general of Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Cuba, Japan, Russia, the RoK and Indonesia. It also provided information to businesses from the RoK city of Ansan about Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s socioeconomic development while working with other organizations to construct programs and plans for cooperation with North Australia.
Foreign relations helped the province attract assistance from foreign organizations and inpiduals in socioeconomic development, especially in the fields of health, education, humanitarian aid, social welfare, environmental protection and climate change adaptation. Many joint venture and cooperative projects between Ba Ria-Vung Tau and foreign economic groups have been implemented efficiently, including a Japanese seaport service joint venture, Vina Kyoei and Posco Vietnam.
In the second quarter of 2015, the department will promote the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the provincial people’s committee and the authority of the Indonesian city of Padang and proceeded with the signing of a MoU between Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the Republic of Bashkortostan. The department will take the initiative in the exchange and updating of information about the province’s economy and foreign localities. It will improve regulations on organization and management of international conferences and seminars in Ba Ria-Vung Tau from 2015./.
By Bao Han