In the framework of the business trip for investment promotion in Japan of Can Tho City, headed by Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee Mr Vo Thanh Thong, on June 25th, 2018, the delegation met and worked with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), represented by Ms Yuri Sato, Vice President of JETRO in Tokyo.
Currently, 1,700 Japanese enterprises are operating in Vietnam, Can Tho City has only 6 enterprises. Ms. Yuri Sato said that series of events that Can Tho City held recently is a great effort of the city in attracting investment. She will try to introduce the potential and advantages development of Can Tho City with Japanese investors. Ms. Yuri Sato also wants to support Can Tho city to improve its capacity to attract Japanese investors.
Mr. Vo Thanh Thong thanked JETRO for its interested in supporting Can Tho City and expressed his desire to be supported more by JETRO. According to Mr Vo Thanh Thong, the city is encouraging to invest in infrastructure for foreign investors in general and Japanese investors in particular. At the same time, he introduced 8 projects calling for Japanese enterprises to invest in the fields of hi-tech agriculture, industrial zone infrastructure, information technology, logistics, healthcare, etc. He also informed about Investment Conference of Can Tho City in 2018 (scheduled to be held in August) and the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, the 4th Viet Nam – Japan Trade and Exchange Program in Can Tho in November … Mr. Vo Thanh Thong sent an invitation to JETRO to attend and support Japanese companies know and attend these events.
On the same day, the delegation had a working session with Nippon Koei Company to invite investors to invest in the Vietnam – Japan Industrial Park in Can Tho city, with the expectation of Nippon Koei Company support to plan the development of that industrial zone’s infrastructure, to research and to consult on logistics network in Can Tho city.