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Hanoi (VNA) - More than 100 CEOs of Japanese businesses will direct fly to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 1 to attend a series of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties which run until November 4.

This is the first time Can Tho airport will welcome the largest ever number of Japanese entrepreneurs who will come to the Mekong Delta city to seek investment opportunities in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta region as well, reported Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV).

Nguyen Phuong Lam, Vice Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) branch in Can Tho, said after the three Vietnam-Japan culture and trade exchanges since 2015, Japanese businesses have increased their investments in the Mekong Delta region. This demonstrates how successful and worthwhile the events are.

During the first 10 months of this year, Japan businesses have invested in a whopping 318 projects in Vietnam, including 11 projects in the Mekong Delta region.

They have so far poured investments into 3,889 projects with a combined capital of 55.775 billion USD including 172 projects in the Mekong Delta worth nearly 2.2 billion USD.

Japan ranks second behind only the Republic of Korea among foreign investors in Vietnam. - VNA