Five cooperation agreements have been signed between Ha Tinh province and its German partners as a result of a trade promotion conference held in Berlin on July 7.

Under the pacts, Germany will support the central Vietnamese province in manpower training, labour export, technology transfer and machinery provision. Meanwhile, a flow of agricultural produce from Ha Tinh is set to enter the European country’s market.

At the conference, Dieter Ernst, a Board Member of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), acknowledged Ha Tinh’s important position in Vietnam’s north-central coastal region, recommending the province simplify administration procedures and develop human resources.

Vo Kim Cu, Chairman of the Ha Tinh People’s Council, gave details of the local investment climate, mentioning the Vung Ang Economic Zone that has thus far received 12 billion USD in capital and is calling for further investment.

Moving forwards, Ha Tinh will prioritise the advancement of science, technology and energy; improving procedures; and creating favourable conditions for foreign investors, he said.

Cu went on to urge German companies and Vietnamese expats living in the country to seek investment opportunities in Ha Tinh, particularly in seaport logistics, industrial production, vocational training and the agricultural and medical sector.

The function, according to Vietnamese Minister Counsellor to Germany Pham Viet Chien, is part of activities to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the Vietnam-Germany relationship.

Chien stated that trade ties formed between Vietnamese provinces and German businesses and localities are key to helping the two nations’ strategic partnership—established in 2011—realise its full potential.

The conference gathered 100 businessman and official participants.-VNA