A delegation of representatives from the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association (JVFA) in Sakai, Japan and firms operating in the city visited the central province of Binh Dinh on February 5 to promote links between the two localities.

During a meeting with provincial key officials, JVFA President Hitoshi Kato said there is great potential for Binh Dinh to develop many fields such as industry, tourism, and fishing industry.

He committed to providing the Vietnamese locality with more 20 sets of Japanese advanced fishing devices to help local fishermen catch ocean tuna meeting the Japanese market’s requirements.

Koritaro Goto from Kohnan Shoji stated that his firm – the second largest retailer in terms of turnover in Japan- is considering to import Binh Dinh’s commodities, including wooden products, interior decoration and garments to distribute in the company’s supermarket system in Japan.

Meanwhile, Tsuyoshi Kato from Sanicon Group said his firm looks to establish ties with Binh Dinh in water treatment and manufacture of water-treatment devices.

Representatives from Bunrin Gakuin Japanese language school affirmed they will team up with Binh Dinh’s authorities and Quang Trung University to design Japanese-training programmes in the locality.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Ho Quoc Dung stated that the local authorities will facilitate operations of Kasai businesses and organisations.

The JVFA in Sakai and Binh Dinh province have promoted cooperation in many fields between the two localities. Japanese Kato Hitoshi General Office Co Ltd supported the Vietnamese locality in a programme to improve the quality of ocean tune by using the Japanese fishing technology.

At present, the two localities are working hard to expand their cooperation in other fields.-VNA