A workshop on private investment in Southeast Asia took place on Oct. 6 in Ho Chi Minh City , with almost 200 domestic and foreign fund managers and Vietnamese businesses taking part.

The event was co-hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Thunderbird Global Private Equity Centre (TPEC) of the US .

During the two-day workshop, participants will focus their discussion on economic potential and private investment issues in the Southeast Asian region. They will also introduce the legal framework for investing, strategies of investment appraisal and fund management.

Speaking at the event, Dang Xuan Quang, Deputy Director of FIA, affirmed Vietnam will further improve its investment environment and quality of human resources and actively develop technical infrastructure in order to attract private investment funds in the future.

Vietnam will also complete regulations and transparent policies soon to create a legal framework to conform to international requirements, aiming at creating favourable conditions for foreign investors, Quang said.

According to Supawat Likittanawong, Director of Lakeshore Capital Inc, Vietnam is an emerging market with great potential to attract private investment in the future./.