Japanese firms plan to invest in agriculture in Ha Nam hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Ha Nam (VNA) – Many Japanese companies are planning to invest in the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam, especially in agriculture, and they hope to receive support from the local authorities, a Japanese official has said.

Kosaburo Shmose, First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, unveiled this information during a working session between representatives of the embassy, the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with local officials on April 26.

He hailed Ha Nam province’s efforts to improve its investment climate as well as its strong support for Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises operating in the locality.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Truong Minh Hien said developing agriculture is defined as one of the province’s three key tasks of economic development in a bid to increase farmers’ income.

Along with stepping up the application of scientific and technological adavances in agricultural production, Ha Nam has been calling on enterprises, especially those from Japan, to invest in and help with high-tech agriculture.

The local authorities approved plans for four high-tech agriculture areas spanning 500ha in Ly Nhan and Binh Luc districts, and Phu Ly city. Of which, almost 300ha were handed over to businesses, whose products have been sold on the market

Those plan to invest in agriculture are enabled to lease land for at least 20 years and receive assistance in building transport, electricity and irrigation infrastructure, Hien said.

A number of Japanese firms have piloted agricultural production models in the province and reaped good results, he added.-VNA