The Vietnam-Japan Friendship Industrial Park in Can Tho - Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

Can Tho (VNA) – A working delegation from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will pay a visit to Japan in the first quarter of next year to promote trade and investment in the locality.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said on November 19 that the city wants to invite Japan’s small- and medium-sized enterprises to invest in the locality’s Vietnam-Japan industrial zone and attract more capital in the fields of logistics, information technology, and high-tech agriculture.

Thong also expressed hope that Vietnam’s major farm produce, such as rice, fruit, and seafood, could gain access to the Japanese market.

The working visit also aims to boost cooperation in agriculture through high-tech agricultural projects, with the focus on processing and preservation technologies.

In the training field, Can Tho has encouraged the building of a Japanese language centre in the city, Thong stated.

He went on to say that the working visit also targets to seek official development assistance (ODA) from Japan to build a new heart hospital and seek aid for human resources training in this field to better serve cardiovascular treatment for people in Can Tho and the entire Mekong Delta region.

The delegation will include leaders of the municipal People’s Committee; representatives from local departments and sectors; and leaders of hospitals, universities, and enterprises, who are scheduled to visit Wakayama and Hyogo prefectures and Tokyo capital city from mid-March, 2019.

The delegation plans to pay courtesy visits to local authorities, organise a roundtable between Wakayama enterprises and Can Tho authorities and businesses, as well as hold an investment promotion workshop in Hyogo prefecture. –VNA