Representatives of the Binh Phuoc vocational college and Yoshino authorities signed a memorandum of understanding on friendship cooperation and technical training in furniture production in Binh Phuoc last year (Photo: baobinhphuoc.com.vn)

Binh Phuoc (VNA) – Officials of the southeast province of Binh Phuoc had a working session on June 18 with a visiting delegation from Yoshino town in Japan’s Nara Prefecture on a cooperation project on training furniture making workers.  

The Japanese side said they want to set up partnerships with firms in Binh Phuoc to produce wood products for both the Vietnamese and global markets.

Representatives from Yoshino, a small town with wood making tradition, said they want to create a unique line of wood products, using a type of “hybrid” wood made from a mixture of wood materials from Japan and Binh Phuoc’s rubber tree wood.

 The Japanese town also hopes to cooperate with Binh Phuoc to ease the town’s shortage of workers. Yoshino’s representatives said they will organize training courses for Vietnamese workers at the Binh Phuoc vocational training school.

Vice Chairwoman of Binh Phuoc’s People’s Committee Huynh Thi Hang appreciated the idea, which she said is in line with the province’s policy to develop its strength in wood processing.

She instructed local firms to select specific types of products for the cooperation plan, which will be implemented through a project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).-VNA