Cần Thơ authorities and Japanese business representatives at the meeting on June 19. — VNA/VNS Photo Ánh Tuyết
CẦN THƠ — Japanese investors are welcome in Cần Thơ and local authorities will create favourable conditions to lure more foreign investment, according to Vice Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Dương Tấn Hiển.
Hosting a reception for representatives from KATO Group and Wons Company on June 19, Hiển said he hopes both corporations will establish representative offices in the city and more Japanese investments will be poured in the prioritised sectors of seafood, fruit and healthcare.
Leading officials of the Japanese firms expressed their desire to link Vietnamese and Japanese investment through outlining investment plans and promoting co-operation between Japanese investors and Vietnamese ministries.
They recommended Cần Thơ focus on media work to lure investment, including developing attractive websites which provide trustworthy information about the local business climate.
According to President of the Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Association Phạm Thanh Vận, Cần Thơ should develop international-standard hospitals to serve foreign investors.
Construction is underway on Vinmec International Hospital, which will be put into use next year. Meanwhile, Japan will help Cần Thơ General Hospital set up the Việt Nam-Japan clinic to better serve foreigners and local people.
With a well-developed system of hospitals, schools and entertainment zones, Cần Thơ will be an ideal destination for Japanese experts and businesses, he added. — VNS