|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) receives the prefecture's Governor Yuji Kuroiwa in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung promised all possible support for co-operation between Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises, especially those from Kanagawa prefecture, at a reception for the prefecture's Governor Yuji Kuroiwa in Ha Noi yesterday.
The PM vowed that incentives would be created for the prefecture's proposed industrial park in Viet Nam. He asked the Kanagawa representative to conduct field studies quickly in order to make a decision on building the park as soon as possible.
Kuroiwa informed his host of the outcomes of his working sessions with Vietnamese ministries and agencies. He said Kanagawa, with its strength in farming technologies, was ready to help Viet Nam train workers in this field. The prefecture also welcomed Vietnamese nurses and information technology personnel, the guest added.
On the same day, Governor Yuji Kuroiwa met with head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Economic Affairs Vuong Dinh Hue, where he expressed hope for closer co-operation with Viet Nam, especially in economics.
The second-largest prefecture in Japan, Kanagawa is designated as a national special zone with many small and medium-sized firms keen to invest in Viet Nam, Kuroiwa said.
The governor also informed his host that Kanagawa prefecture had signed a memorandum of understanding with the central city of Da Nang on personnel exchange between the Da Nang tumour hospital and Kanagawa tumour centre.
The Vietnamese Party official welcomed the proposals and suggested Japan allow more Vietnamese engineers to work in the country in order to ease Japan's workforce shortage while supplying Viet Nam with trained workers.
Hue said his commission intended to study Japan's experience in institutional and economic restructuring in order to work out suitable options in this area for Viet Nam, with the goal of further improving business and investment climate and competitiveness.
The same day, a Viet Nam - Kanagawa investment forum was held in Ha Noi, resulting in the signing of a MoU on co-operation between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Kanagawa prefecture.
Governor Kuroiwa said Kanagawa was home to firms active in electronics, mechanical engineering, media and biotechnology and about 40 Kanagawa-based businesses had invested in Viet Nam so far.
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Trung vowed all possible support for Kanagawa enterprises, especially those operating in health care, education and vocational training. — VNS