(HBO) – On March 2, the Hoa Binh People’s Committee held a working session with the Vietnamese Business Association in Japan (VJBA). The session was chaired by Nguyen Van Chuong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.
Currently, Japanese businesses have invested about 343.3 million USD in Hoa
Binh, mostly in Da River’s left bank industrial park, Luong Son industrial park
and other areas.
The VJBA has been operating for 11 years, focusing on giving career guidance to
the youth in Japan, sending high quality human resources of Vietnam to Japan,
exporting Vietnamese products to Japan through official channels, and
connecting businesses of the two countries, especially among small- and medium-sized
Representatives from the association expressed their hope for Hoa Binh’s
support and coordination to train Japanese-speaking workers and introduce high
quality agricultural products of Hoa Binh to Japanese consumers.
The two sides discussed conditions, potential and advantages for the local
development, challenges for investment connectivity and promotion activities as
well as human resources training, the connections among businesses and the sale
of farm produce in Hoa Binh and Japan.
Addressing the session, Vice Chairman Chuong said that this visit by Vietnamese
businesses in Japan to explore the local investment environment is a meaningful
activity on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic
Hoa Binh is keen on bringing more products and workers to Japan, he said,
expressing his hope that the VJBA will serve as a bridge connecting the
province and Japan in the fields of culture, politics and diplomacy.
He assigned the Hoa Binh Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre to act
as a connection point of the province, linking local departments, sectors and
trade associations to take steps to effectively implement cooperation
activities with the VJBA.
Hoa Binh’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) grew 9.03% last year, with
per capita income reaching 66.7 million VND (2,827 USD) per year. The rate of
trained labourers was 59.2%.
The province has 729 private investment projects, of which foreign invested
ones account for 5%, valued at 608 million USD. Japanese enterprises have
poured 343.3 million USD into projects in the locality./.