HCMC’s leaders receive UK investors - HCMC’s leaders receive UK investors - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On October 11, Deputy Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen received a delegation of Vietnam-UK Network led by Chairman Ben Chapman on his working visit to HCMC.
At the reception, Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen revealed that Vietnam-UK cooperation relation has been well-developed, especially the relation between HCMC and the UK. The U is now the 8th largest foreign country investing in HCMC and big trade partner of the city with two way trade of US$ 875 million in 2015, up 18% compared to the same period of last year, etc. In term of education, UK has supported and shared its experience with HCMC on construction of education facilities, universities with many positive results.
Regarding to investment, Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen said the city is facing some problems like flooding, traffic congestion, environmental pollution, etc. Therefore, the city is calling for foreign investors, including UK ones to support HCMC to deal with above problems.
In addition, it is expected that UK investors pay attention to investment fields of human resource, science, technology, finance, banking, etc. Mr. Tuyen made his commitment that HCMC will always create favorable conditions for UK companies to invest in the city.
In a brief introduction of Vietnam-UK Network (VUN), Mr. Ben Chapman said VUN is a group of organizations, individuals living in UK and Vietnam and UK enterprises doing business in Vietnam. In the coming time, VUN will continue organizing business connectivity activities, strengthening cooperation activities and further promoting understanding between UK and Vietnam.
Regarding to cooperation opportunities, Mr. Ben Chapman stressed that Vietnam-UK cooperation relation has been increasingly deepened, especially trade cooperation. In term of education, UK will provide more scholarships for Vietnamese students studying in the UK.
Beside achieved results, Mr. Ben Chapman added that UK-Vietnam cooperation is still not matched with available potential, saying both sides need to positively improve it. He revealed that UK investors are showing their interest in Vietnam market, considering Vietnam as a safe destination; they also hope to expand cooperation with HCMC.