A delegation of Japanese enterprises, mostly operating in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, made a fact-finding tour on April 22 to the southwest province of Hau Giang to explore investment and business opportunities there.

At a working session with the local authorities, Kohel Watanabe, head of the Japan-Mekong Business Cooperation Committee under the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), praised the province’s efforts in developing its local economy in recent times, especially in agriculture.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Cong Chanh introduced the Japanese guests to potential areas of investment in the locality and its prioritized areas.

The locality has set up trademarks for many of its competitive farm products. It is also hastening the construction of a high-tech application agriculture area with a total investment of over 5 trillion VND (235 million USD), which is expected to be the largest in the Mekong River Delta.

According to the JCCI, the agency manages over 500 branches and more than 1.2 million businesses operating over the world.

At the working session, Japanese representatives said the province should pay more attention to renovating and fostering the application of science advances to agricultural production in order to improve the quality and added value to its farm products in the future.

The same day, Japanese guests visited the Song Hau Industrial Complex and the Minh Phu Co., Ltd, which specialise in processing aquatic products.-VNA