Ho Chi Minh City wants more businesses from the Czech Republic to come to the city to seek investment opportunities, a municipal official has said.

At a May 14 reception for visiting Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mladek, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong said the two countries should continue to expand bilateral cooperation based on the traditional ties.

The city now has six Czech-invested projects with a total investment of more than 6 million USD, Hong noted, which she said does not reflect sufficiently the potential and suggested the two sides foster investment promotion activities and the exchange of information related to investment, tourism and culture.

Mladek in turn said the Czech Republic always attaches importance to its collaboration with Vietnam, adding the two countries possess much cooperation potential in the spheres of investment, trade and infrastructure.

He underlined the attractive and convenient investment climate of HCM City and other southern localities, revealing that his country is willing to invest in the city in a range of fields, including energy, mining, agriculture, health, and finance and banking.

In the coming time, the two sides need to forward the information exchanges and activities to learn about investment environment between their businesses, the guest suggested.-VNA