The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau should focus on developing support industries and logistics in the future, said Japanese experts.

Experts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made the suggestion during their working session with the provincial People’s Committee on July 4.

At the session, the Japanese experts delivered their mid-term report on a JICA project researching building growth poles in the northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam . The project has been implemented in 25 cities and provinces scattering in the all three regions.

For Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, the JICA research group gave comments on the province’s development policies encouraging non-monetary and non-tariff preferences, as well as basic policy positions on short-, middle- and long-term strategies.

These are useful recommendations for Ba Ria-Vung Tau province when building its future development plans.

Yoichi Sakurada, head of the research group, said that in September and October, the group will interview Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises and organise a joint seminar on the most suitable cooperation areas between the two countries’ businesses.-VNA