The central province of Nghe An will offer investors the best support in infrastructure, workforce and supporting services, a senior official has assured investors during a visit to the UK.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Le Xuan Dai, made the promise at a workshop in London on May 23 introducing UK enterprises to a series of investment opportunities in Vietnam .
He briefed them on Nghe An’s favourable geographic location, which he said connects the north to the south and serves as a gateway to the East Sea for central Laos and northeast Thailand.

Nghe An is endowed with rich natural resources, making it easier to develop the processing industry, forestry and marine-based economy. It is also well-positioned to become a key tourist attraction in view of the many striking beaches and a world biosphere reserve there, he said.

President of the ASEAN – UK Business Forum, S. K Lingam, hailed Vietnam as a dynamic economy backed by a stable political setting, which he said is a critically important factor.

He recommended potential investors pour money into oil and gas, retail, education-training, finance, electricity and infrastructure, especially through public-private partnership deals, which are seen as a priority by the Vietnamese government.

Martyn Skinner, a consultant for the sole UK-invested project in Nghe An, the Tate & Lyle sugar mill which opened in 1996, shared what should be done to effectively run projects in Vietnam.

Dai also answered UK businesses’ queries about the province’s incentives and administrative procedures.-VNA