Japan’s Transcosmos, Can Tho city seek e-commerce partnership hinh anh 1The working session between Transcosmos representatives and Can Tho officials on April 18 (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the Mekong delta city of Can Tho had a working session on April 18 with a delegation from Japan’s Transcosmos group on a plan to cooperate and invest in e-commerce.

Komura Yohei, Director General of Transcosmos-Vietnam said the group started its Vietnam operation in July 2014 and set up representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Setting its foot in Can Tho will help the group expand its operation in Vietnam and reflect its commitment to long-term business in the country, he said.

Though Vietnam posted the highest growth rate in Southeast Asia, its e-commerce is yet to keep up with that in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, he noted.

Transcosmos aims to launch services it has succeeded in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including customers’ service, BPO and IT outsourcing services, in the city, according to the executive.

It will initially send its leading engineers to help with training and technology transfer and if the partnership works, packaged e-commerce services and others will be launched, he told his hosts.

With more than 50 years of operation and high-quality personnel, Transcosmos is confident that it will become an important and long-term partner of Can Tho in developing and applying e-commerce services, he said.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam welcomed the group’s interest and cooperation, pledging the provision of maximal legal and advertisement assistance.

Established in 1966, Transcosmos is one of the leading e-commerce solution providers in Japan, making its presence in 34 countries worldwide.

In Vietnam, it is a big stakeholder and a strategic partner of Lazada, HotDeal, Vinabook and Yesgo.-VNA