09:52 | 11/11/2015 Economy
A delegation from central Da Nang city led by Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Cong Tri coordinated with the Vietnamese Business Association (VBA) in Germany to organise a workshop in Berlin on August 8 in the hope of attracting more investment to the city.
Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Cong Tri (standing) speaks at the workshop (Photo: VNA)
In his opening remarks, Deputy Secretary Tri briefed participants on the city’s strengths as well as its development over the past few years.
Da Nang has shifted its focus on developing trade, tourism, industry and technology, particularly hi-tech, in recent years as it sets to become a metropolis of the country and a hub of Vietnams’ central and Central Highlands regions, he said.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung stated that tourism, the core industry of the resort city, sees an annual growth of 30 percent in revenue and the number of its tourist arrivals rises over 20 percent per year.
Dung urged for greater tourism promotion to further increase the number of visitors, paving the way for the launch of direct flights between Da Nang and the European cities.
The city is fostering the development of trade, services and software industry, he added, noting that it needs the help from Vietnamese firms in Germany to bring seafood products to the country and the Europe.
During the workshop, Da Nang authorities received many inquiries from participating businesses regarding the city’s policies on tourism and infrastructure development.
They also proposed ways to help Da Nang lure more international travellers and bring the city closer to the world.
The delegation, accompanied by Trade Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy to Germany Nguyen Huu Trang and VBA President Pham Ngoc Ky, later visit the Dong Xuan Centre in Berlin./.