HCM City seeks stronger cooperation between local firms and Japanese counterparts hinh anh 1At the reception (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan on June 8 suggested enhancing cooperation and coordination between Japanese firms in the city and local enterprises.

At a reception for Mizushima Kozo, President of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in HCM City (JCCH), and a delegation of Japanese businesses, Hoan said the city always supports the chamber’s operation, and stands ready to remove obstacles facing Japanese firms, and listen to their proposals during its construction and development.

He noted that the increasing number of the JCCH’s members reflects the close coordination between local authorities and Japanese enterprises, as well as the attractiveness of the local investment environment.

The official used the occasion to thank Japanese businesses for their contributions to the city’s development, especially in COVID-19 prevention and control and post-pandemic economic recovery and development.

Hoan suggested the JCCH step up connectivity activities with local businesses to exchange information and seek cooperation opportunities in such areas as goods supply chain and high-quality personnel training, while organising culture and sport exchanges.

For his part, Kozo lauded HCM City’s efforts in maintaining annual roundtable conferences to remove roadblocks to the operation of Japanese firms, enabling them to contribute to the development of the country’s largest economic hub.

Japanese companies wish to maintain and expand contact with local authorities, he said, suggesting HCM City leaders help them organise culture and sport activities in the city in 2023 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties./.