The southern province of Dong Nai is keen on attracting investment in infrastructure, particularly transport, and will create optimum conditions for construction investors, including those from Japan.

Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’ Committee Phan Thi My Thanh made the remark at a meeting with a delegation of Japanese businesses led by Takahashi Harumitsu from the business and technology daily newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun on December 7.

She said that Dong Nai is one of the economic hubs of Vietnam and is in the process of strengthening its cooperation with other localities as well as domestic and foreign businesses.

Some projects funded by Japan’s official development assistance are being implemented in Dong Nai, and the Northeast Asian country is the third largest investor in the province at present, she added.

At the meeting, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Cao Tien Dung presented the province’s key projects, including a central road through its Bien Hoa city, worth over 460 billion VND (21.9 million USD), a 1.9 trillion VND (90.5 million USD) road running alongside the city’s Cai River , and a 5.4 trillion VND (257.1 million USD) road connecting 14 ports.

Harumitsu said that their visit to Dong Nai aimed to find opportunities to invest in the form of public–private partnership (PPP) model.

The Japanese guests said they hope to be updated on the locality’s economic situation, incentives and planned projects, adding they will introduce Dong Nai to their fellow investors in Japan .

Following the working session, the delegation paid fact-finding visits to Long Thanh international airport and the Japan-funded Long Duc industrial park in Long Thanh district.-VNA