The Investment and Trade Promotion Centre and the Japan External Trade
Organisation (JETRO) hosted the third forum on Vietnam ’s support
industry in HCM City on Aug. 1.
Hiroyuki Mizunoe, expert of the support industry development project
under the Japanese International Cooperation Agency said the promotion
of local supply for Japanese companies operating in Vietnam is a top
Under the project, Vietnam ’s small
and medium-sized enterprises will receive free assistance for between
three months and a year.
As many as 29 Vietnamese
businesses have so far benefited from the project, which will be carried
out in a further 22 firms in the near future.
Statistics of the JETRO office showed that the local supply of materials
and spare parts reaches a mere 30 percent of the need of Japanese
companies in Vietnam , lower than other countries in the region.
The forum’s organisers announced that the fifth exhibition on supply
and demand for the support industry and the Metalex – Nepcon Vietnam
exhibition 2012 are due to take place in HCM City in October.-VNA