Visiting Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament Jerzy Wenderlich has suggested Ho Chi Minh City increases its ties with Poland to make it easier for both sides’ businesses to expand partnerships.

At a working session with the city’s Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) on December 19, the Deputy Speaker commented that Ho Chi Minh City is a big economic centre and it should work to connect Vietnamese and Polish businesses.

ITPC Director Pho Nam Phuong said her centre can launch trade promotion trips for both Vietnamese and Polish businesspeople who wish to explore respective investment opportunities.

She assured that the ITPC will support Polish investors coming to the city in processing all necessary procedures to establish long-term business.

At present, HCM City sees the presence of only one Polish company called COMARCH, which specialises in software solutions and computers.

According to Jerzy Wenderlich, the Polish Businesspeople Association has a number of members who are interested in investing in Vietnam.

In the meantime, Polish investors have mostly pumped money into Vietnam’s northern provinces, he said.

He added that the Polish authorities will pay attention to and provide assistance for their businesses seeking investment partnerships in the southern region, in particular Ho Chi Minh City.

HCM City is home to Tan Son Nhat airport, which handles about 17 million passengers a year. It also houses representative offices and bank branches of 60 countries and territories worldwide.

The city plans to have 24 industrial, export processing zones by 2020.

The Polish Deputy Speaker visited Vietnam from December 17 to seek to further enhance bilateral legislative ties.-VNA