Representatives from 60 Japanese enterprises operating in various sectors made a fact-finding tour to the northern province of Ha Nam on October 30 to seek investment opportunities.

At a working session with leaders of the provincial People’s Committee, Kohei Watanabe, Chairman of the Mekong-Japan Cooperation Committee said the Japan Chamber of Industry and Trade are encouraging and assisting small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in Asian developing countries, including Vietnam .

He said the strategy is expected to help both Japanese investors and local businesses in the countries develop.

Watanabe expressed his delight at the increase of Japanese investments in Vietnam and Ha Nam province in particular, saying that he hopes through this visit, Japanese businesses will better their understanding on the province’s investment attraction policies and environment, paving the way for future specific cooperation projects.

Mai Tien Dung, Chairman of the Ha Nam People’s Committee, reiterated the province’s commitments as well as preferences it will offer to Japanese enterprises.

Ha Nam pledges to provide sufficient electricity and human resources to the firms, while streamlining administrative procedures and accelerating the construction of facilities serving Japanese staff’s essential needs, he said.

The province has made necessary preparations for infrastructure construction to welcome Japanese businesses, especially those in the support industry, he added.

The same day, the delegation visited the Dong Van Industrial Park and met with representatives of Japanese businesses here.

As many as 41 Japanese enterprises are operating in the province.-VNA