Representatives from the Dong Nai provincial People’s Committee and the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (KBETI) of Japan gathered on March 6 to discuss ways to further cooperate in the support industries.

At the function, the two sides agreed to create favourable conditions for support businesses from the Kansai region to invest in the southern Dong Nai province.

Dong Nai will establish a consultation board to provide all-around support for Kansai businesses that want to operate in the locality.

The two sides also discussed environment and human resource cooperation, reaching agreement on the exchange of information and technology to address environmental challenges.

They will build a system to train human resources for industrial sector and increase links between Japanese businesses and training centres in Dong Nai.

KBETI Head Toshihiro Kobayashi said more than half of Kansai business projects investing abroad target Asian countries.

Cooperation with Dong Nai province has created a new investment direction for Kansai businesses, he said.

Chairman of Dong Nai People’s Committee Dinh Quoc Thai said the locality has attracted investors from 35 countries and territories with total registered capital exceeding 23 billion USD.

Japan has the third most projects in Dong Nai with over 130 businesses involved and a total investment of nearly 3 billion USD.

The locality will prioritise the support industries and economic development in combination with environmental protection, Thai noted.

Dong Nai also hopes Japanese businesses will bring with them the best environmental treatment solutions, he said.

Within the framework of the seminar, 50 Japanese businesses operating in Dong Nai shared their experiences with eight Japanese businesses that want to set up in the province. They discussed the locality’s investment policy, incentives, political procedures and its labour market.-VNA