Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had a working session on September 13 with a visiting Japanese delegation from Hiroshima Prefecture to discuss environmental treatment.
Kawaguchi Kazunari, head of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Hiroshima, said a recent conference on Mekong Delta – Japan cooperation in the sector hosted by Can Tho helped firms from both sides form partnerships in using new technologies in environmental treatment in industrial and agricultural production.
The conference took place on September 12, attracting 60 local government officials and representatives of more than 80 firms from 13 Mekong Delta localities and eight Japanese firms specialised in waste and wastewater treatment for irrigation, aquatic farming, agriculture, husbandry and chemicals.
At the meeting, the Japanese delegation suggested Can Tho help Hiroshima enterprises operate in the local waste treatment and recycling industry through building lean administrative procedures and a Japanese-speaking workforce.
Can Tho welcomes Hiroshima investors, stated Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung.
He said local authorities will assist firms from both sides in promoting trade and transferring technology and asked Hiroshima to do the same.
Japan is currently investing US$10.5 million in 13 projects in Can Tho.