|President Truong Tan Sang (R) meets with Governor of the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) Hiroshi Watanabe yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — Governor of the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) Hiroshi Watanabe yesterday told President Truong Tan Sang that Japan took high interest in major projects in Viet Nam.
Watanabe said Japan planned to sign credit contracts to build Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant and others in Nghi Son, Vung Ang and Van Phong in provinces of Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and Khanh Hoa respectively.
He also spoke highly of the investment climate in Viet Nam, especially political trust.
President Sang vowed to help Japanese investors by all possible means, and asked Watanabe to do his part for the success of joint credit deals with Viet Nam.
He said firms and agencies from both countries had reached deals in agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, investment and support industry.
He added that Viet Nam had sent officials to Ibaraki prefecture to learn from its experience in processing farm produce.
Receiving the governor the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh expressed hope for deeper economic ties with Japan through the use and management of its ODA.
He said the mobilisation of capital in and outside the country was crucial to Viet Nam's economic growth. Watanabe complimented Viet Nam's macro-economic stability which, he said, was an attraction to foreign investors.
Japanese business people saw Viet Nam as a promising destination, he said. — VNS