16/07/2015 12:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

HCM City, Japanese locality discuss cooperation prospects

HCM City, July 15 (VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan met with the visiting governor of Japan’s Gifu prefecture, Hajime Furuta, on July 15 to discuss the future of the two localities’ cooperation.

Gifu has strong advantages in hi-tech agriculture production and supporting industries, presenting huge cooperation potential between the prefecture and Ho Chi Minh City, Chairman Le Hoang Quan said in his remarks.

Quan briefed his guest on Japan’s investment in Ho Chi Minh City and noted that the city has established a Japan office at the municipal Department of Planning and Investment to provide support to Japanese investors and promote trade between the two sides.

He invited Gifu prefecture to attend the city’s International Travel Expo 2015 from September 10-12 as an opportunity for both sides to boost cultural and tourism cooperation.

For his part, Governor Furuta said Gifu hopes to expand its partnership with Ho Chi Minh City particularly in supporting industries, hi-tech agriculture and personnel training.

Gifu is renowned for its high-quality Hida beef, expected to be available in Vietnam in 2016, he added.

In addition, both sides agreed to speed up the signing of cooperation agreements in various fields.
VNA/VNP