The northern province of Ha Nam is developing a plan to train Japanese language for workers at Japanese enterprises based in the locality.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Tien Dung revealed the plan during his March 11 meeting with a visiting business delegation from Japan’s Hyogo prefecture.

The Japanese language training will benefit not only Japanese businesses but also Vietnamese workers, especially technicians, he said.

At present, the province is striving to train high-quality human resources in order to meet increasing demands of more than 120 foreign businesses, including 40 Japanese companies, he stated.

However, foreign language training remains a weak point, Dung admitted, adding that the province has for many times proposed cooperation in training this language with visiting Japanese delegations.

Director of the Hyogo Centre for Economic Development Muramoto Shiro said that visiting Hyogo businesses operate in various fields such as mechanical engineering, construction, trade and education.

In addition to boosting economic and investment ties with the province, they also hope to cooperate with local universities and colleges in vocational training and Japanese language teaching, he said.

He also spoke highly of Ha Nam’s investment attraction policy with 10 commitments to foreign investors.

At the working session, the provincial leader informed the guests of a decision to open the third industrial park in Dong Van town, offering more opportunities for Japanese investors.-VNA