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HCM City seeks farming co-operation with Japan

Update: April, 14/2015 - 08:42
Secretary of the city's Party Committee Le Thanh Hai (right) meets with Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, on Sunday. — Photo Thanh Vu
HCM CITY  (VNS) — HCM City hopes to increase cooperation with Japan in agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors, especially hi-tech agriculture, according to Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the city's Party Committee.

At a meeting with Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, on Sunday, Hai said his city has built the Agricultural Hi-Tech Agriculture Park (AHTP) and the Bio-tech Centre in order to welcome Japanese investors.

He took the occasion to thank the Japanese Government for providing official development assistance (ODA) loans for development projects in Viet Nam in general and in HCM City in particular.

Being impressive with the development the city has achieved, Seko said that projects funded by Japanese ODA in HCM City produced certain effects, proving the effective cooperation between the two sides.

The city, Seko suggested, should continue cooperation with Japanese partners to deepen the ties.

HCM City is not only a production base but also a big market for Japanese commodities, he said, adding that the relationship will benefit both sides. — VNS

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