A Japanese-invested factory in Ho Chi Minh City (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Japan’s Forval Corporation wants to expand investment in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City in tourism, education and health care.

Chairman and CEO of the group Hideo Okubo expressed the wish at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen on August 12.

Okubo said the group is willing to help the city with training for tour guides and waiting staff at restaurants and hotels, adding that specific cooperation projects will be drafted in the coming time.

Most of Forval’s partners are small- and medium-sized enterprises operating in the consultation field to support Japanese firms in making investments abroad, particularly within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said.

The corporation has advised many Japanese companies to invest in Vietnam, he said, adding that it has opened representative offices in Hanoi and HCM City and cooperated with Vietnamese businesses in other cities and provinces.

Tuyen hailed Forval’s desire to invest in personnel training in tourism, education and health care, which matches the city’s demand.

HCM City’s current tourism staff have yet to become fully professional, hence the city hopes to partner with the Japanese group to improve the quality of human resources in this field, he added.

The southern metropolis also hopes to have modern technological equipment and smart management processes to take better care of public health, he noted.

He proposed that the corporation persuades more Japanese businesses to run investments and support HCM City to grow vigorously, confirming that local authorities will create the optimal conditions for entrepreneurs to do business efficiently.-VNA