Secretary of Ha Nam Party Committee Nguyen Dinh Khang (standing) speaks at the working session with a business delegation from Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Photo: VNA)

Ha Nam (VNA) –
A business delegation from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) had a working session with authorities from the northern province of Ha Nam on February 26 to explore the local investment environment.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Dinh Khang highlighted the comprehensive diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan in all fields, which is a favourable condition for Japanese businesses to invest in Vietnam and Ha Nam in particular.

He hoped that the JCCI would pay greater attention to Ha Nam, especially in promoting the local investment environment to Japanese firms.

Yoichi Kobayashi, Chairman of the Japan-Mekong Business Cooperation Committee, said the JCCI delegation wants to further study the advantages of Ha Nam, as well as its investment attraction policies and mechanisms.

He said JCCI has over 1.2 million member businesses operating all across Japan.

His committee is one of the five departments of the JCCI, which is responsible for helping the chamber promote investment and economic development cooperation between Japan and other countries in the region and the world.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Truong Quoc Huy said Ha Nam is the southern gateway of the capital Hanoi with a convenient transport system and abundant human resources.

The province has eight industrial parks approved by the prime minister, including six operational ones. Notably, Ha Nam is home to the Dong Van III support industrial park, which has been specifically designed for Japanese businesses, he said.

Its high-tech agricultural parks are drawing a large number of both domestic and foreign businesses, he noted.

The provincial People’s Committee pledged to provide the best conditions for Japanese investors to promote production in Ha Nam.

So far, 82 Japanese businesses have registered to invest in Ha Nam with a total capital of 873.3 million USD. –VNA