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Japanese firms explore agriculture investment

Update: April, 23/2014 - 08:23

Can Tho city. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong

CAN THO (VNS) — A delegation of executives from 40 Japanese firms attended a seminar on "Investment Environment and potential for agricultural co-operation between Japan and the Mekong Delta" held in Can Tho city on Monday.

Speaking at the seminar – which was organised by the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region — Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the committee, said the Government has prioritised development of the Mekong Delta into a hub for rice, fruits, and aquaculture using high technology.

Officials from the ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Planning and Investment and provincial authorities in the delta apprised their Japanese guests about proposed projects in growing and processing farm produce.

The Japanese delegation was visiting to study the co-operation potential based on Viet Nam's rice, coffee, pepper, and seafood potential and Japan's technological and management expertise. — VNS

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