HCM City always welcomes Japanese investors: local leader

11:00 | 20/03/2019 Economy

Ho Chi Minh City welcomes and is willing to create favourable conditions for Japanese investors to do long-term business in the locality, especially in the areas of smart city construction, information technology and food processing, stated Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.

A general view of the reception - Photo: VNA

Phong made the remark while hosting a reception early March for a delegation of Japanese firms, led by Iijima Isao, Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet, who came to discuss and promote the cooperation potential between HCM City and Japanese localities.

The host thanked Iijima Isao for his contributions, recommendations and enthusiastic support for HCM City, voicing his belief that the official would continue to contribute to accelerating the Vietnam-Japan relations, including the ties between HCM City and Japanese localities, in an increasingly effective fashion.

HCM City determines the cooperation project with Japan to construct the Metro Line No. 1 as of special importance and a symbol of the friendship and fine relations between the two countries, Phong said, stating that the locality will work closely with the Japanese side to ensure the project will be completed on schedule in 2020.

For his part, Iijima Isao expressed his delight at the positive development of the Vietnam-Japan ties, affirming that Japan’s leaders always appreciate and treasure the enhancement of diverse and effective cooperation with Vietnam, including the relations between Japanese localities and HCM City, Vietnam’s economic locomotive with huge development potential.

Highlighting the cooperation potential between Japan and HCM City, he said that the Japanese business delegation are interested in exploring opportunities and promoting cooperation with the Vietnamese city in areas of mutual concern, such as education, human resource development, transportation, the exchange of skilled labour, and people-to-people exchanges.

The guest thanked the municipal leaders for paying constant care towards the construction process of the Metro Line No. 1 project, while expressing his hopes that the city will continue working closely with Japan in the time ahead to facilitate the implementation of the project on schedule.

Theo NDO