The Governor of Japan’s Hyogo prefecture is leading a business delegation on a visit to study conditions in industrial zones in Vietnam’s southern provinces.

At a Nov 15 meeting with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan, Governor Toshizo Ido said m any Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises have shifted attention to investment in Vietnam.

The governor went on to say that his visit aims at updating information on the investment environment in Vietnam for such potential investors.

He expressed his belief that more small and medium-sized Japanese firms will pour their capital in Vietnam in the time to come, especially in the available industrial areas.

Chairman Quan affirmed his support and promised to offer the best possible conditions to Hyogo ’s businesses in particular and Japanese ones in general when coming to invest in Vietnam.

He said Japanese investors have made great contributions to socio-economic development in Vietnam and in Ho Chi Minh City in the past years.

At the meeting, the two officials also shared the same views that the two sides should not only maintain the economic ties but also expand cooperation to other fields such as education, culture and arts, in order to tighten the bilateral ties between the two countries.-VNA