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Japanese businesses have shown their interest in investing in various fields such as agriculture, health care, education and personnel training during their trip to the Mekong Delta region.

At a working session with the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region in Can Tho city on September 18, Nagazaki Mikio, president of the Japan international human resources development association, who led the business delegation, said their visit aims to seek investment opportunities in the region.

Mikio said his association will provide modern equipment under the form of lease for the local medical sector, helping improve the quality of health check-ups and treatment.

The Japanese side also promised to grant scholarships to the region’s disadvantaged students with outstanding academic achievements to bring them to Japan for training courses majoring in doctors and laws.

Hailing the region’s potential for agricultural development motivated by aquaculture, Mikio, however, noted that water treatment for aquaculture in many regional cities and provinces has failed to meet hygiene standards as well as requirements set by import countries, including Japan.

He vowed to partner with the localities in environmental treatment, thus improving the quality of export aquatic products.

In response, Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the committee, expressed his hope that the two sides will cooperate fruitfully in many fields, especially agriculture and health care.-VNA