Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ (r) welcomes Japan’s Aichi prefecture governor Omura Hideaki in Hà Nội on Thursday.— Photo baoquocte.vn
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ welcomed cooperation and investment proposals by Japan’s Aichi prefecture during his meeting with its Governor Omura Hideaki in Hà Nội on Thursday.
At the reception, both host and guest expressed their delight at the two countries’ growing relations in politics, economy and people-to-people exchange.
Voicing his hope for more flights linking Aichi with HCM City, Đà Nẵng and other cities of Việt Nam, Governor Omura said during this trip, his delegation had working sessions on this issue with Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air, and they received positive outcomes.
Besides, Aichi businesses wish to invest in a new expressway connecting HCM City with the future Long Thành airport in nearby Đồng Nai province, he noted, adding that they hope this project will become a new symbol in the Japan-Việt Nam relationship.
Applauding the prefecture’s cooperation and investment proposals, Deputy PM Huệ said the Vietnamese Government is promoting the Long Thành airport project, and an expressway project linking HCM City with this airport will hold an important role in alleviating traffic congestion and boosting economic connectivity.
He noted that he hopes the best businesses of Aichi will take part in investing in this project in Việt Nam.
With a population of 7.5 million, Aichi is an economic and industrial hub in the central region of Japan. It has a GDP of some US$330 billion and is famous for auto manufacturing, Shinkansen high-speed trains and aerospace industry.
There are about 32,000 Vietnamese people in this prefecture. — VNS