A graphic image of Nghi Son 2 thermal power plant in Thanh Hoa province (Source: VNA)

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The Nghi Son 2 thermal power project is a typical work of cooperation between the north central province of Thanh Hoa and Japan, stated Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda at a working session with Secretary of the Thanh Hoa Party Committee Trinh Van Chien on December 14.

The diplomat highly valued support that Chien and leaders of Thanh Hoa have given to Japanese firms to conduct their projects, including Nghi Son petrochemical refinery project, Nghi Son cement project, and Sakurai Vietnam company in Thanh Hoa.

He expressed his hope that Japanese firms will continue receiving assistance from the locality. He said he hopes Thanh Hoa and Japan will continue increasing investment in agriculture, contributing to promoting Thanh Hoa’s strength in the field.

At the session, Chien thanked the Government and businesses of Japan for investing in Thanh Hoa, while pledging to create optimal conditions for Japanese firms in the locality.

Currently, Japan is the largest partner of Thanh Hoa with total investment of 5.6 billion USD, accounting for 40 percent of total FDI attracted by the province.

Thanh Hoa will work to remove obstacles and difficulties facing the investors to facilitate the 2.54 billion USD Nghi Son 2 thermal power plant that will be launched in the first quarter of 2018, he stated.

Chien asked Ambassador Kunio Umeda to continue encouraging Japanese firms to invest to Thanh Hoa, the leading locality in FDI attraction of Vietnam.

Chien also proposed that the Japanese side strengthen the provision of ODA to Thanh Hoa, while coordinating with the province to hold the Japanese Culture Day in the province.-VNA