Japan-based Marubeni Corporation on Dec. 6 announced the establishment of Marubeni Vietnam Company Limited in HCM City .

It said the establishment of the new company aims to enhance its activities in the growing domestic demand in Vietnam .

The general trading corporation earlier opened representative offices in Hanoi and HCM City in 1991 and another office in Quang Ngai province in 2009.

It is active in many fields including food, chemicals, pulp, energy, metals, mineral resources and machinery. It has also undertaken projects related to infrastructure such as power plants, communication networks and other factories.

Beside its regular function of international trading, Marubeni Vietnam will also engage in domestic business activities, the company said in a press release./.