Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Vietnam offers good opportunities for businesses from Ehime prefecture
of Japan in the manufacturing of hi-tech and agricultural machinery,
textiles and garment and personnel training, according to Vietnamese
Ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung.

Speaking in front
of more than 200 representatives from research institutes and
businesses at a recent seminar in Ehime, the ambassador said both sides
will benefit from the cooperation.

Vietnamese counsellor
in charge of investment promotion Le Huu Quang Huy spoke of the
favourable conditions for Japanese investors, including Vietnam’s
location in the centre of Southeast Asia , an open investment
environment and preferential policies, and the fine development of
Vietnam-Japan relations.

The director of Ichihiro
Company, which runs a factory in Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province, shared
his experience in seeking location, partners, worker recruitment and
training.

Meanwhile, the director of Tact Noda company
which receives Vietnamese trainees, said the number of trainees from
Vietnam employed by small and medium-sized businesses in Ehime
increased last year despite the general downward trend in the amount of
foreign trainees.

At present, 108 Vietnamese trainees
are working in Ehime prefecture, he said, noting that there remain
difficulties in employing Vietnamese trainees because of high
recruitment cost, language barrier and trainees’ poor understanding of
industrial working culture.

Representatives from Ehime
monetary and financial organizations and universities put forth
solutions to assist the prefecture’s businesses in investing in Vietnam
and training personnel.

The head of the prefecture will
lead a business delegation to Vietnam to explore the country’s
investment environment and seek Vietnamese partners.-VNA

By vivian