Japanese businesses, including those in Osaka city, are interested in studying the investment climate in Ho Chi Minh City, especially in the fields of infrastructure, economy and education.

So said Osaka Vice Mayor Seigo Tanaka at a meeting with Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan on January 15 during his working visit to Vietnam’s southern economic hub.

Chairman Quan briefed his guest on HCM City’s socio-economic situation and highlighted the fine cooperation between his city and Japanese localities including Osaka, particularly in economy and education.

Over the past ten years, the two cities have organised a number of mayor-level policy dialogues to boost their relations, he added.

Japan is now one of the leading foreign investors in Vietnam, with 2,300 projects worth over 35 billion USD. The country is also the largest provider of ODA for Vietnam. -VNA