The northern province of Ha Nam has received positive feedback from foreign investors expressing their satisfaction in the local investment environment.

Ha Nam has one of the most favourable business environments, said Chief Representative of the Japanese External Trade Organisation in Hanoi Atsusuke Kawada during a meeting between foreign investors and local authorities on January 20.

He added that Japanese firms did not see any issues with current investment conditions in the locality.

Meanwhile, a representative from the Hashima Company in Dong Van II industrial park in Duy Tien district hailed provincial efforts in calling for investment and supporting investors in dealing with administrative procedures in a timely fashion.

The province offers attractive preferential policies for investors and has a strong track record of realising its commitments, said Choi Ky Young, who runs Finetek Vietnam, specialising in producing mobile phone screens within the Hoa Mac industrial zone in Duy Tien.

At the same time, Antony Austin Jolly, Director-General of Midway Metals in Chau Son industrial park in Phu Ly city, underscored that Ha Nam did not disappoint. He expressed his confidence in investment attraction policies of the locality and Vietnam in general, as well as the socio-political stability in Vietnam coupled with a young and creative workforce.

Speaking before representatives from more than 120 foreign-investment enterprises in Ha Nam, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong said luring foreign investment is a top priority for the locality.

Looking forward, the province will focus on enhancing the quality of its workforce, accelerating administrative reform, upgrading its infrastructure, and improving services for local businesses to attract more investors, he revealed.

Also in the meeting, Mai Tien Dung, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, pledged the province will continue to work closely with businesses and fully implement its commitments. Leaders and officials in Ha Nam are available to provide assistance to local firms in removing obstacles and resolving difficulties, he vowed.

Currently, Ha Nam is hosting 125 foreign direct investment (FDI) firms from 10 countries and territories, primarily from Japan and the Republic of Korea .

In 2014, there were 35 FDI projects totalling over 300 million USD in the province.-VNA