Quang Ninh calls for Japanese city’s investment in agriculture hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern province of Quang Ninh has called on investors from Japan’s Asahikawa city to seek partnership with local firms, especially in agriculture.

During a working session with a delegation of Asahikawa’s Government’s officials and businesses on November 28 in Quang Ninh, Dang Huy Hau, Vice Standing Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee introduced the economic and agricultural development in the province.

He highlighted that Quang Ninh has a large market both at home and abroad for agricultural products, adding that local farm produces are diverse and abundant, especially aquatic products.

Recently, the province has restructured its agriculture sector towards a goods-producing agriculture. However, production has yet to meet the market demands, he said.

Hau attributed the situation to the small scale of agricultural production in the locality, along with poor technology, which forced local firms to export only raw material with low value.

He underscored that Quang Ninh is keen on cooperating with businesses from countries with developed agriculture to help the locality boost sector’s growth to meet requirements of domestic and foreign markets. This is among priority of the province currently, he revealed.

Hau noted that over the past years, Quang Ninh has partnered with a number of foreign firms, including those from Japan in producing safe agricultural products, which has seen a number of achievements.

He held that the meeting is a good chance for agricultural enterprises in Quang Ninh to set up comprehensive and effective affiliation with their Japanese counterparts. He proposed that the Japanese Asahikawa delegation will support Quang Ninh’s firms in conducting joint projects in the locality.

The Asahikawa delegation made fact-finding tours to Quang Ninh’s Hong Thai Tay high-tech agricultural production area to sea the current production technology in the site.

Basing on what the Japanese firms have learnt during the visit, Hau suggested that the Japanese side design financial and human resources plan for cooperation projects, while implementing pilot projects in the field of agriculture in coordination with local firms of Quang Ninh, which will be expanded later.

Earlier, the Asahikawa delegation also visited a number of agriculture firms, including Viet Long company, Song Hanh company in Quang Yen town, and Hoa Phong high quality agricultural product production cooperative in Dong Trieu town.

On the framework of the visit, leaders and local businesses of Asahikawa city visited a number of markets and trade centres in the locality.-VNA