Overseas Vietnamese contribute to national development, integration hinh anh 1 As many as 200 delegates representing overseas Vietnamese from 28 countries gathered at a conference in the central province of Nghe An on December 27 to discuss connections between them and localities in the homeland (Source: VOV)

Nghe An (VNA) –
There are nearly 3,000 overseas Vietnamese (OV)-owned businesses with total registered capital of about 4 billion USD in 2018, heard a conference to connect OVs and localities in the central province of Nghe An on December 27.

Many OVs have returned home to do business, especially in major cities and provinces like Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, and Can Tho.

Most of their investment projects focus on the fields of processing, manufacturing, trade, tourism, construction, goods production for exports, cultivation, and software technology, contributing to job generation and vocational training in localities.

Apart from implementing investment projects, OV businesses have become a bridge to connect Vietnam with other countries and territories. A lot of OV entrepreneurs have brought Vietnamese goods to foreign markets.

Tran Dang Hue, a member of the Vietnamese business association in Sydney, shared experience to link Vietnamese firms with the Australian market and vice versa. 

He said many OVs are settling and working for major groups and companies as well as governmental agencies in Australia. They play the role as a bridge in promoting trade between Vietnam and Australia, he added.

Hue suggested the Government put forth more preferential policies for trade and investment cooperation between the two countries’ businesses.

Localities should regularly hold meetings to introduce their potential and key projects while setting up connections with prestigious trade and investment promotion individuals and companies in Australia.

Dinh Kim Nguyet, chairwoman of the Vietnamese people association in Vancouver, Canada, shared experience in attracting international tourists.

She suggested building cultural tourism villages and developing tourism in seaport areas. 

Le Ngoc Thach, an OV from Canada, said with abundant natural resources and flexible investment policies, Nghe An has been drawing a large number of domestic and foreign projects.

However, to go further, the province should pay attention to developing hi-tech agriculture in aquaculture and organic agriculture.

On the occasion, the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese introduced to public its chapter in the north central and central coastal region.

There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in over 110 countries and territories worldwide.-VNA