|A corner of Việt Nam - Singapore Industrial Park in Bình Dương Province. The southern province wants to attract more investments from Italy. - Photo thesaigontimes.vn|Viet Nam News
ROME – The southern province of Bình Dương held a conference to promote local investment opportunities in Italy on Tuesday, aimed at securing future partnerships with the host country’s Campania region.
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chính Thiện stressed this was the right time for business cooperation as relations between the two countries were thriving.
Việt Nam and Italy regard economic collaboration as a pillar of bilateral ties, he noted, adding that partnerships formed between Vietnamese provinces and Italian regions will contribute to the realisation of the two governments’ commitments.
Vice chairman of Bình Dương People’s Committee Mai Hùng Dũng said his province was among the fastest growing localities in Việt Nam and local authorities always attach importance to the success of investors. He affirmed Bình Dương welcomes Italian investors, especially those from Campania region, to study the local market, which could serve as a gateway to regional markets.
Earlier, a trade promotion delegation from Bình Dương, led by Dũng, held a working session with Campania’s leaders. The two sides agreed to study the signing of a cooperation pact with a specific roadmap for partnership in terms of investment, production, culture and education. Home to six million people, Campania is the largest economic hub in southern Italy, with advantages in services, tourism, garment, mechanics and shipbuilding. — VNS