A delegation of the Steering Committee for the South-western Region has invited Malaysian investors to the Mekong Delta, emphasising that Vietnam encourages and facilitates investment from all ASEAN members.

During a working session with the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM) on December 17, the committee’s deputy head Nguyen Phong Quang also suggested cooperation in the fields of agriculture, farm produce processing, industrial zones and transportation, especially in the Mekong Delta, as well as in tourism and marine economy.

He invited the Malaysian side to attend the Mekong Delta green tourism week 2015 which the committee and Mekong Delta localities are hosting next April.

NCCIM Executive Deputy Chairman K.K. Eswaran said he is pleased to share Malaysia’s development experience with the Vietnamese delegation.

Both host and guest agreed that the Vietnamese embassy will serve as a bridge connecting south-western provinces with Malaysian enterprises.

Earlier on December 16, the Vietnamese delegation held a working session with Executive Director of Selangor State Investment Centre Hasan Azhari Hj Idris.

The host introduced the potential and development experience of Selangor, one of the most developed states in Malaysia.

The visit of the Steering Committee delegation from December 15-17 was to introduce the Mekong Delta’s potential in agriculture, trade, tourism, infrastructure, industrial zones and learn about Malaysia’s economic development experience, with a focus on developing a marine-based economy.-VNA