HCM City seeks to boost support industries hinh anh 1At the workshop (Photo: moitruongvadothi.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – The investment in the industrial sector and support industries in Ho Chi Minh City needs consultancy from the social community, heard an international workshop on December 24.

Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said HCM City’s industrial production value accounts for about 32.3 percent of the number recorded in the southern key economic region, and 16 percent of the country’s total.

The city has rolled out multiple solutions to support industrial firms in terms of land, capital, science-technology, personnel training, trade promotion and brand building.

Through investment promotion programmes, HCM City has mobilised diverse resources to serve the development of the sector, he added.

Experts pointed out that potential for the industrial sector and support industries in the locality has yet to be fully tapped, saying support industries have not intensively joined the global value chain yet.

Hirai Shinji, Chief Representative of the Japan Trade Promotion Organisation (JETRO) in HCM City, said through HCM City, Japanese firms want to expand operations in other Vietnamese localities.

Both Shinji and Byun Ki Jung, Director of KITECH Vietnam Office, raised proposals regarding support policies towards industrial enterprises.

According to Tran Ba Duong, Chairman of the Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO), HCM City should identify major sectors that need support industries to allocate the assistance.

The municipal Department of Industry and Trade said the city plans to build a high-tech support industry park to create momentum for the local economic development./.