The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help the central province of Quang Nam develop local economy through a project on building new products and trademarks and distributing agricultural and handicraft products at roadside stations in the province.

The JICA-funded project worth 20 million JPY (205,000 USD), which was launched on October 24, will be carried until 2016.

Accordingly, the project management board will conduct a feasibility survey into local craft villages and production establishments.

Japanese experts will share experience in developing trademarks and consumer goods and making full use of local natural resources, stepping up product consumption and applying effective selling know-how.

Haruko Hamada, Head of the Product Development Research Institute in Japan, said she was impressed by Vietnamese food during her stay in Vietnam, suggesting Vietnam arrange gastronomy tours to attract tourists.
Japan wants to support the province in building trademarks, consuming agricultural and handicraft products and developing a pilot roadside station in Thang Binh district into a successful model as in Japan, she said.-VNA