Governor of Kaluga Oblast Artamonov Kaluga Anatoly Artamonov (L) and Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA)
– Russia’s Kaluga Oblast is willing to give incentives and help Vietnamese enterprises invest in the region, a local official has said.

Governor of Kaluga Oblast Artamonov Kaluga Anatoly Artamonov made the statement during a working session with representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia on April 16.

Artamonov, head of the Russian region that has the largest cooperation project with Vietnam in a dairy factory invested by TH True Milk, informed Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh about the progress of the project.

The two sides exchanged views on the progress of the project and discussed measures to remove difficulties for enterprises.

Artamonov said the region has provided favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms, but issues related to procedures for Vietnamese labourers to work in the plant must be solved at the government level.

For his part, Ambassador Manh thanked Kaluga’s officials for their aid for Vietnamese enterprises and labourers, affirming that the embassy will help Vietnamese businesses expand in Russian.

He proposed and Artamonov welcomed Manh’s idea of establishing a cooperative relationship between Kaluga and a Vietnamese locality.

In an interview with Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Russia, Artamonov said that through his visits to TH True Milk’s project, he admired technologies that the Vietnamese side has prepared for the project.

He expressed his belief that when investing in Russia and in Kaluga in particular, the dairy enterprise is capable of supplying not only to the Russian market but also other markets.

Kaluga has preferential policies to make it easy for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in Kaluga, he affirmed.

Vietnamese workers can also find job opportunities in garment and agriculture businesses in Kaluga with good wages, he noted.

Cooperation between the Vietnamese side and Kaluga is now more convenient as the railway from Kaluga to China has been cleared. Kaluga is currently supplying poultry to Vietnam, and is considering the possibility of cooperating with Vietnam in raising poultry in the country.

Shrimp farming is another cooperative direction that Artamonov suggested to Vietnamese enterprises in the context that Vietnamese enterprises are having difficulties in exporting shrimp to Russia. -VNA