The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) pledged to send its experts to help southern provinces improve business environment from now to September 2015 during a working session with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Binh Duong on November 4.

Kikuchi Tadashi from JICA said this is part of a large-scaled cooperation programme between the agency and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment in an effort to deepen the relationship between Japanese enterprises and authorities of southern provinces.

Vice Chairman of the Binh Duong provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem spoke highly of JICA’s “initiative”, saying that it will open up more opportunities for both sides, and help improve investment climate in the province as well the southern region.

Japan is running 255 projects with a total disbursement of 4.7 billion USD, topping the list of 36 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong.

Most of the projects operate in electronics, medical equipment, food processing and real estates, and trade and services.-VNA