The Japan Cultural Exchange Centre in Vietnam will work with the authorities of northern Quang Ninh province in a project to teach Japanese language for the high-quality workforce in the locality.

The project, which will be implemented in 2014 and 2015, will offer Japanese language courses for human resources working in the fields of technology, energy and the environment.

Each course will include 20-25 people and last 12 months. Once completed, trainees can be able to teach Japanese to others when necessary.

In Vietnam, more than 25,000 high school students have been learning Japanese language at their schools under a decade-long project which started in 2003.

After ten years, Japanese has become one of the five official foreign languages included in the schools’ curricula and favoured by Vietnamese students.

The Japanese side has dispatched its experts and teachers to Vietnam to help the country compile teaching programmes and textbooks while assisting their Vietnamese colleagues in professional skills.

Quang Ninh is working to build an attractive environment for investors from Japan as it wishes to receive more investment from the country.

The province has sent its many delegations to Japan to inquire experience in building economic and industrial zones, hi-tech areas and tourism development, while maintaining ties with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) to promote its potential to Japanese partners.-VNA