HN, Japan promote investment and tourism cooperation


VGP – The conference on investment and tourism cooperation between Ha Noi and Japan was convened on March 23 in Ha Noi as part of the Program on cultural exchange festival within the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. 

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The event drew the attendance of Chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Industry and Trade Vu Tien Loc, Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima, Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio, and Japanese enterprises. 

The conference targeted to introduce investment opportunities in Ha Noi; promote foreign investment capital from Japan to the city; assist business activities in tourism; seek potential investors; perfect urban infrastructure and promote socio-economic development. 

Addressing the event, Chairman Chung said that in Ha Noi, Japan is the biggest provider of FDI and ODA of Viet Nam.

Over the past years, the local administration has attached special attention to attracting investment; and creating a favorable investment environment. The city also made drastic steps to build e-Government; promote IT application; and streamline administrative procedures. So far, public services namely business registration, tax, customs, social insurance, land ownership registration, and building licenses have been provided. 

The Chairman also reviewed the outcomes of the conference on investment and tourism cooperation between Ha Noi and Japan in 2016 and 2017. Accordingly, 226 Japan-invested projects were licensed with a total registered capital of US$ 981 million. 

On this occasion, the two sides agreed to launch a series of investment, trade, and tourism activities including the project on Aone trade center at Ha Dong district, the mart city project in Nhat Tan-Noi Bai of Sumitomo Group, and the project of Nidec group in Lang Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park. 

Within the framework of cultural exchange activities on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam-Japan diplomatic ties, Chairman Chung hoped that the conference would promote cooperation in investment and tourism.

The Capital City of Ha Noi, said the Chairman, wants to encourage Japanese investors to engage in such areas as high-tech industry, high-tech farming, urban railway, manpower development, tourism, high-quality healthcare service, and trade.

Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima hoped that the bilateral ties would flourish in 2018 when the two countries are marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties. 

The two sides would witness the signing ceremony of memorandums of understanding among Japanese agencies and enterprises and Ha Nois peers on high-tech farming, building of safe agricultural websites, educational and training cooperation, manpower training, tourism cooperation, glass production, and logistics transport./.

By Kim Loan