Can Tho and Japan discuss economic cooperation | Business

At the event (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Mekong Delta City Leaders Can Tho met with a visiting delegation from the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13 to discuss a range of potential cooperation, particularly in the area of ​​economic development.

Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Quang Manh informed that the city grew by 5.7% in the first quarter of this year, becoming one of the localities with the highest growth rate nationally.

Manh stressed his desire to receive more assistance from the Consulate General for the parties’ collaboration in various sectors, especially investment in economic development, transport infrastructure, education and training.

He said Can Tho hopes Japanese investors will accelerate progress on a high-speed railway project linking the city with HCM City; and the Japan International Cooperation Agency to pay attention to a construction project of the O Mon Bridge which connects Can Tho, Kien Giang, Vinh Long and Dong Thap.

Currently, Can Tho has six Japanese-funded projects worth about $1.35 billion.

Manh suggested that the Consulate General maintain 2022 forums that educate Japanese investors about Can Tho’s business climate and attract their investment to the city.

He also hoped that bilateral cooperation in science education can be tapped and expanded, including supporting academic exchanges and creating favorable conditions for young scientists to access new scientific knowledge from Japan.

This year, Can Tho is creating favorable conditions for airlines to open routes connecting the city with Tokyo and Osaka in a bid to promote economic development relations and cooperation with Japanhe noted.

Watanabe Nobuhiro, head of the Japanese delegation, recommended that Can Tho organize conferences on investment promotion in Ho Chi Minh City and Japan.

According to official data, Can Tho exported $169.34 million worth of goods to Japan last year. The figure for the first two months of 2022 was USD 23.49 million./.


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