Can Tho city will organise more trade promotion activities to lure foreign investments to the Vietnam-Japan industrial park. (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – More investment and trade promotion activities will be held by the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to lure foreign investments to the Vietnam-Japan industrial park, said Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of the Can Tho Trade, Investment Promotion and Exhibition Centre on January 23.

As construction of the Vietnam-Japan industrial park will begin in April, the city will hold meetings with Japanese firms in Hanoi, dialogues between local authorities and Japanese businesses and Can Tho-Japan trade culture exchange activities to entice Japanese investors.

The centre will also push for the popularisation and investment in the Vietnam-Korea Incubator Park. National exhibitions will be held in the city, including a southern traditional cake festival, a trade fair on high-quality Vietnamese products, the international Vietbuild exhibition and an international agriculture trade fair.

Last year, trade promotion activities helped the city lure investment and increase export revenue.  Some 77 foreign direct investment projects worth 656 million USD landed in the city in 2017. The city earned nearly 1.8 billion USD from export and service revenue, 5.9 percent above its goal and 13.9 percent higher than the previous year.

The centre organised 10 events and exhibitions in 2017, attracting the participation of 3,000 domestic and foreign booths.-VNA