HCMC strengthens agricultural co-operation with Japan - HCMC strengthens agricultural co-operation with Japan - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On January 20, at HCMC People’s Committee, taken place the signing ceremony of minutes of discussion on agricultural co-operation between HCMC and Japan. Attending the signing ceremony include Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan, Japanese Minister of Agriculture-Forestry and Fisheries Koya Nishikawa.
According to the minutes, HCMC paid attention to some fields include: increasing productivity of and quality of hi-tech agricultural products; biotechnology; improving safety of agricultural products; processing technique and after-harvesting preservation; choosing and breeding cattle, vegetables and flowers; producing high quality agricultural products to meet quality criteria of Japan. These issues will be discussed within the framework of Vietnam-Japan agricultural co-operation dialogue in the coming time.
Ministry of Agriculture-Forestry-Fisheries of Japan suggested HCMC to work out positive approaches to some issues such as infrastructure development, transport, frozen supply chain, strengthening the system of law on food safety and relevant regulations to investment attraction of food processing industry.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Le Thanh Hai highly appreciated the working trip of Mr. Koya Nishikawa, the visit made contributions to the deep and wide co-operation relationship between both countries. Mr. Hai stressed that HCMC is the most ideal destination for foreign investors and the largest consumption market of the whole country, closely linking with the Mekong delta area and the largest granary of Southern Vietnam. HCMC is now paying a special attention to hi-tech agriculture and hopes to deeply co-operate with Japan.
Mr. Koya Nishikawa said that Japanese enterprises investing in Vietnam hopes to soon implement co-operation program, he proposed authority of HCMC continues to create conditions for Japanese enterprises to faster access investment policies through administrative reforms. Mr. Koya Nishikawa stressed that the minutes will be a firm foundation for Japanese agricultural enterprises to seek business opportunities in HCMC, contribute to the developed Vietnam-Japan relationship.