A delegation of Japanese entrepreneurs has made a fact-finding tour of the northern province of Ha Nam to seek investment opportunities in the locality.

At a working session with the provincial leaders on July 18, representatives from 26 Japanese businesses spoke highly of the local investment climate, especially favourable policies and increasingly improved infrastructure.

Hirokazu Yamaoka, former Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Vietnam , said they saw a growing competition in foreign investment attraction among localities which has resulted in better transport facilities and streamlined administrative procedures.

These entrepreneurs are willing to invest in Vietnam , he said, adding that JETRO will continue to support them after they decide to operate in Vietnamese localities.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Tien Dung valued Japanese firms’ operation in Ha Nam in the past years, affirming that his province welcomes and gives priority to businesses from Japan, particularly those of small and medium sizes and in support industries.-VNA