Members of the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in France (ABVietFrance) want to invest in 14 projects in Vietnam , which focus on education, retailing, the environment, trade and the manufacture of construction materials.

During an interview with the Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper, Nguyen Hai Nam , President of ABVietFrance said that three projects are likely to be carried out this year, of which one will be in Vietnam and the other two will help to promote trade with the French market.

Under the first project, trade and economics courses at universities, with the support of the French government and businesses will give Vietnamese undergraduates and graduates the chance to stay and study in France .

The second project aims to promote one leading Vietnamese brand to France every year. This year, ABVietFrance and the Union of Vietnamese Students in France will hold a tea and coffee sales promotion, the most consumed beverages, and an essential currency earner for Vietnam at the 2011 Paris Trade Fair.

The third project named “ Vietnam Village ”, aims to attract capital from domestic sources. In the first phase, it will build a Vietnamese culinary village with the chefs and catering staff all Vietnamese.

First established in France in September 2010, ABVietFrance has 120 members, both businesses and individuals, who would like to invest in Vietnam .

Almost all Vietnamese businesses operating in France are in the services, information technology, finance and retail sectors./.