Japanese group seeks co-operation in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, 2016-08-12 22:48:22
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Thousands of Vietnamese workers are employed by Japanese corporations each year. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Japan’s Forval Corporation wants to expand investment in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City in the fields of tourism, education and health care.

Chairman and CEO of the corporation Hideo Okubo made the statement at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen on August 12.

Okubo said the group is willing to aid the city by providing training for tour guides and waiting staff at restaurants and hotels, adding that specific co-operation projects will be drafted in the coming time.

Most of Forval’s partners are small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the consultation field which support Japanese firms in making investments abroad, particularly within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he said.

The corporation has advised Japanese companies to invest in Vietnam, he said, adding that it has opened representative offices in Hanoi and HCM City and co-operated with Vietnamese businesses in other cities and provinces.

Tuyen hailed Forval’s desire to invest in personnel training in tourism, education and health care, which matches the city’s demand.

Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism staff have yet to meet professional standards, hence the city hopes to partner with the Japanese group to improve the quality of human resources in this field, he added.

The southern metropolis also hopes to have modern technological equipment and smart management processes to take better care of public health, he noted.

He proposed that the corporation encourage more Japanese businesses to make investments and support Ho Chi Minh City to grow vigorously, confirming that local authorities will create optimal conditions for entrepreneurs to do business efficiently.