A series of co-operation opportunities have been offered to dozens of enterprises from HCM City and Japan’s Oita City.— VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY – A series of co-operation opportunities have been offered to dozens of enterprises from HCM City and Japan’s Oita City.
Over two days starting yesterday, a delegation of some 20 companies from Oita has been meeting with many Vietnamese companies to introduce their strengths and potential as well as to seek investment opportunities in the country.
This is the first time that Oita’s companies have visited HCM City, opening many co-operation opportunities between the two countries as well the two cities of HCM City and Oita, according to Lê Nguyễn Duy Oanh, Vice Director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade’s Centre of Supporting Industries Development.
Oanh added that companies from Oita City are strong in mechanic, steel, and manufacturing industries. Tourism and human resource training are also strong, so that Vietnamese companies in general, and those from HCM City in particular, would do well to widen co-operation with them.
According to Oanh, during two days working in HCM City, the delegation will visit industrial zones in the city as well as meet Japanese companies who are operating in the city to study the situation on the ground.
Kiyotaka Himeno, Chairman of Oita Prefectural Organisation for Industry Creation said they see huge potential in HCM City, and Việt Nam as a whole, that matches Oita’s businesses.
After the visit, his organization will commit to a plan of co-operation with Việt Nam.
Oita is a coastal prefecture on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It has a population of 1.16 million on a total area of over 6,300sq.km.
Oita prefecture has a well balanced combination of companies with state-of-the-art technology in steel, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobile, semiconductor, and precision equipment. Big companies operating in Oita include Nippo steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation; Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Company Ldt, Toshiba, Oita Canon Inc, JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation, and Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Company Ltd. — VNS