Nearly 100 enterprises from Kansai, the second-largest economic, technology and human resource training centre in Japan, met representatives from local companies yesterday to study investment opportunities in the central city of Da Nang.
The meeting followed the 5th Viet Nam–Kansai Economic Dialogue Forum, which took place here on Tuesday with the aim of accelerating investment in the East-West Economic Corridor and its surrounding areas in the central region of Viet Nam.
Representatives of Japanese firms expressed special interest in possible co-operation in education and training and environment, with local authorities agreed that more links should be established soon in these areas.
“Human resource development is an area that Osaka concentrates on and I see it’s time for governments, enterprises and universities from Da Nang and Osaka to co-operate in this area. We are starting work on this matter,” said Shinichi Iwama, chairman of the Japanese Enterprises Association in Da Nang.
“We’ve learnt that Da Nang is an environmentally-sustainable city of ASEAN and we are likely to look for co-operation in this field,” said a representative from the Kansai Economic Federation.
Nguyen Tuan Phuong from the FPT Software Co said the company was seeking co-operation with Japanese firms in developing public, economic, insurance and financial services.
Japan’s Nippon Express Co introduced its logistics services on the East-West Economic Corridor.
Da Nang People’s Committee vice chairman Phung Tan Viet said the city encouraged Kansai companies to invest in hi-tech industries such as information technology, biological technology, automation, precision mechanics, energy, environment and support industries.
He said the city prioritized high technology, modern and comprehensive infrastructure, and high quality services and human resources for its development in the coming years.