The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Feb. 18 held a seminar to introduce the latest information on the economic situation and investment opportunities in Vietnam to Japanese businesses.

Addressing the ceremony, Sumitaka Fujita, chairman of the Business Study Committee on Greater Mekong Sub-Region, affirmed the increasingly developing ties between Japan and Vietnam, especially the Vietnamese government’s decision to choose Japan as a partner to build two nuclear reactors in the southern province of Ninh Thuan and exploit rare earth minerals.

He said he hoped the technology of Japan would contribute to socio-economic development in Vietnam.

At the seminar, Vietnamese counsellors briefed those in attendance on Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Development Strategy for the 2011-2020 period, policies on developing and attracting foreign investment to industry sector as well as investment opportunities in other sectors.

Many Japanese businesses expressed their strong interest in investment opportunities in supporting industries, developing information technology staff in Vietnam as well as the Vietnamese government’s measures in coping with recent macroeconomic changes./.