Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc on July 7 suggested cooperation with Japan ’s Kagoshima city in services, tourism and farm produce trading at a reception for Kagoshima Mayor Hiroyuki Mori.

Ngoc said that Hanoi is prioritising services and tourism, and it has strength in agricultural production. Meanwhile, one of Japan ’s advantages is maritime services.

Basing on such facts, she suggested the two cities consider cooperation in these spheres.

In response, Mayor Hiroyuki Mori described Hanoi as an active and potential city, and stressed that Kagoshima will facilitate its business circle’s access to Hanoi ’s market.

According to the municipal People’s Committee, there are 478 Japanese projects across Hanoi with a total capital of some 4.5 billion USD, 72.8 percent of which are poured into manufacturing automobiles and motorcycles, electronic and mechanical products, and building materials.

From now to 2020, the capital plans to step up attraction of foreign investment, especially those from Japan , into high technology.-VNA