Ho Chi Minh City, Japan’s Saitama look to partnership in manpower training

15:03 | 02/11/2017 Society

Ho Chi Minh City is ready to cooperate with Japan’s Saitama prefecture in manpower training, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said on October 31.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (right) met with Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda on October 31 - Photo: VNA

While receiving a business delegation from Saitama prefecture, led by its Governor Kiyoshi Ueda, Nhan said that Japan is a strategic partner of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, adding that the city supports the establishment of a representative office of Saitama’s administration here in order to enhance the bilateral connectivity and bring practical benefits to both sides.

Ho Chi Minh City has paid due attention to personnel training, particularly in hi-tech industries, and it wants to coordinate with Saitama to train manpower in the fields of mechanics, automation and nursing in accordance with the demands of Saitama businesses, he noted.

The successful cooperation in human resource development with Saitama will not only meet the needs of Japanese companies but also provide Ho Chi Minh City with high-quality manpower for its own future development.

Kiyoshi Ueda said that the prefecture has economic potential and a lot of the headquarters of major Japanese businesses are located there.

Saitama’s administration and companies want to intensify their partnerships with Ho Chi Minh City for the sake the enterprises and people of both sides, he said.

Ueda asked the municipal authorities to create favourable conditions for Saitama to open a representative office in order to support the joint activities between the two sides’ administrations and businesses.

The governor also hoped that Ho Chi Minh City will assist Saitama firms in carrying out their cooperation activities, especially in manpower training, through sending local apprentices to Japan and recruiting Vietnamese students in Japan to join Saitama firms.