13/12/2017 16:28 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Japan shares experience in developing food industry

The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) will create opportunities for Japanese businesses to meet with Vietnamese food companies to exchange investment information.

Chief Representative of JETRO in Hanoi Hironobu Kitagawa made the statement at a conference on developing Vietnam’s food industry on December 12.

JETRO will update information in the field to inform Japanese firms, he said.

He noted that many Japanese enterprises want to go to Vietnam to explore the food industry in the country.

Deputy head of the industry department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade Bui Truong Thang said the food industry in Vietnam has developed strongly in recent years.

The sector has supplied various products for the economy, meeting domestic demand and supplying exports.

Many businesses have invested in developing material areas, including the largest dairy company in Vietnam Vinamilk, which boasts 10 large-scale livestock farms nationwide with 22,000 cows.

Saka Hrumi, a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, suggested arranging dialogues to forge Vietnam-Japan agriculture value chains.

The two countries have held three such dialogues since 2014, he noted, adding that this conference aims to build an agriculture food value chain through cooperation between State and private firms in Vietnam.

The event is expected to be held annually as part of activities to realise the bilateral agricultural partnership in the middle and long term, he said.

Japanese businesses suggested local authorities provide more financial and technical support policies to establish a waste treatment system to prevent land contamination.

At the conference, Japanese companies shared effective business models. For example, vice chairman of the Wagoen Group Kiuchi Hizokazu introduced Japanese vegetable growing technology in Thailand. The group hopes to expand production in agriculture in Vietnam, he added.-VNA/VNP