Viet Nam News
CẦN THƠ — An industrial park opened in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties between Việt Nam and Japan.
Located in Tân Phú Ward in Cái Răng District, the Việt Nam – Japan Friendship Industrial Park currently has the total area of 30 hectares.
The modern complex boasts a complete system of technical infrastructure which can ensure the standards of a green industrial park.
The park offers a wide range of services, including electronic components, information technology, engineering and pharmacy.
The location of the park is ideal for investors as it lies just 5km from the city’s administrative centre and 15km from the Cần Thơ International Airport.
It is also near two international seaports which can accommodate ships with a tonnage of up to 20,000 tonnes, and helps connect Cần Thơ with industrial parks in the nearby provinces of Hậu Giang and Sóc Trăng.
Speaking at the launch, Võ Thành Thống, chairman of the Cần Thơ People’s Committee pledged to create the best conditions for investors, especially those from Japan, in their production and business.
Vũ Tiến Lộc, president of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) said in the context of the increasing international economic integration, the inauguration of the park was an important milestone for the city.
“It marks a new stage in the economic cooperation, trade and investment between Japan and Cần Thơ in particular and the Mekong Delta in general,” he said.
The official highlighted that Cần Thơ and the region had made active preparations for a wave of Japanese investment through annual cultural and economic exchange activities.
“The effort is working well as it has helped attract more and more Japanese investors to the locality,” he said.
A report by the chamber’s Cần Thơ branch shows that by the end of October, the Mekong Delta had attracted 169 investment projects from Japan with a combined registered capital of US$2.2 billion, representing 10.5 per cent of the total foreign investment to the whole region. — VNS