Central Highlands localities, Japan boost collaboration hinh anh 1Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department Nguyen Hoang Long at the event (Photo: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – A seminar on strengthening cooperation between the Central Highlands localities and Japan took place in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on October 7.

The event was held with the aim of pushing up the connectivity between regional localities and representative offices of the Japanese government and representatives of the Japanese business community in Vietnam. It also served as a forum for the two sides to have an insight on the policies, measures and projects to accelerate cooperation in various field in the time to come.

Speaking at the function, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department Nguyen Hoang Long hailed Japan as a partner of top significance of Vietnam.

With abundant natural resources, the Central Highlands region holds great potential of developing agro-forestry, processed industry, clean energy and tourism. Its major industry plants for export include coffee, pepper, rubber, vegetables and flowers.

The region is also well-positioned to develop solar and wind power.

Participants were briefed on the region’s potentials, strengths, development orientations and incentives for business projects.

Representatives from Japanese agencies expressed their interest in expanding business operations in Vietnam, including the Central Highlands, saying that the country has become the second most attractive destination for Japanese companies.

Shinji Hirai, chief representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation and Vice Chairman of the Japanese Business Association in Ho Chi Minh City, said regional localities hold potential in agriculture, modern technology, post-harvest processing and renewable energy, cultural and tourism exchange with Japan./.