President Truong Tan Sang has highly valued Japanese investment in Vietnam and asked a Japanese businessperson to call on his fellows to make fact-finding tours of seafood processing facilities in the central provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen.

At a May 23 reception for a visiting delegation of the  Kyoei Steel, Ltd led by its Chairman Emeritus Akihiko Takashima, President Sang expressed his hope that the visit will reap good results and help realise agreements and commitments signed during his trip to Japan in March.

In reply to the firm’s proposal on ensuring stable electricity supply for its steel mill project in Vietnam, the State leader said he will ask relevant ministries and agencies to consider and handle the issue.

Takashima said he hopes Vietnam’s ministries and agencies will support Kyoei Steel-invested projects in the country, especially a metallurgy one.

The guest also informed President Sang on the progress of investment projects underway in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Ninh Binh provinces, adding that the firm is sparing no efforts in making adjustments to deal with economic difficulties.

Reiterating Sang’s call for investment from Kansai region-based firms to Vietnam, the chairman affirmed Vietnam is an attractive destination in the eyes of Japanese investors. He also said he hopes to make more contributions to further boosting trade and investment ties between the two countries.-VNA