PORTAL - On the afternoon of September 08, at the Provincial Convention and Exhibition Center, the People's Committee of Binh Duong province in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan) organized the Meet Japan 2023 Program on the occasion of the 50th establishing anniversary of Viet Nam – Japan diplomatic relations (September 21, 1973 - September 21, 2023).
Attending were Mr. Yamada Takio - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Viet Nam; Mr. Ono Masuo - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu - Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Binh Duong provincial Delegation of National Assembly deputies; Mr. Vo Van Minh - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC); Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Vice Chairmen of the Provincial People's Council and PPC; leaders of departments, committees, branches, and organizations of provinces, districts, towns and cities; Japanese enterprises in the province; leader representatives of Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Long An, Ba Ria - Vung Tau provinces and Ho Chi Minh City.
Delegates attend the Program
On the Japanese partner side, attending were Mr. Muraoka Tsugumasa - Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture; Mr. Suzuki Keisuke - Vice Chairman of the Policy Research Committee of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP); Mr. Sasaki Hajime - Vice Chairman of the Japanese National Assembly Policy Committee; departments and branches of Yamaguchi prefecture.
Foreign affairs achieve many outstanding results
Speaking at the opening of the Program, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu emphasized that the "Meet Japan 2023" Program in Binh Duong province is a large-scale event in a series of events organized by Vietnamese localities, to make a practical contribution to the celebration of the 50th establishing anniversary of Viet Nam - Japan diplomatic relations. This is also an important opportunity for localities and investors of the two countries to evaluate and promote the achievements of cooperation, thereby continuing to promote economic diplomacy, enhance common understanding and strengthening the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu speaks at the Program
The Deputy Minister highly appreciated the economic diplomacy and international integration work of Binh Duong province. Investment and trade promotion activities with international partners are a highlight of the whole country. The dynamism and creativity of Binh Duong province in organizing the Program with diverse activities and side events, contributes to consolidating and strengthening the extensive friendship and cooperation between Binh Duong province and Japanese partners. The Deputy Minister hoped that the two sides will continue to exploit and realize the potential for cooperation with specific projects, bringing practical benefits, creating more room for new development cooperation between Binh Duong province and Japanese partners.
At the Program, on behalf of the provincial leaders, the PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh informed about the socio-economic situation and outstanding results in the province's foreign affairs. The PPC Chairman said that in the first 6 months of 2023, the province's socio-economic situation continued to achieve positive results in all fields. The index of industrial production is estimated to increase by 2.1% over the same period; export turnover is estimated at 15.1 billion USD; import turnover is estimated at 10.7 billion USD. Binh Duong is currently a province with strong industrial development with 29 industrial parks; is Viet Nam's second-ranked province in attracting foreign investment capital (after Ho Chi Minh City) with nearly 4,150 projects from 65 countries and territories, total investment capital of more than 40 billion USD. Among them, there are many large investment projects of famous corporations in the world that have invested in Binh Duong such as: Tokyu, Aeon, Mitsubishi (Japan), Lego, Pandora (Denmark), Procter & Gamble (USA), Kumho (Korea), Mapletree (Singapore), etc. Currently, Japan is the second largest investor in Binh Duong province with 350 projects and a total investment capital of 5.9 billion USD.
The Chairman of Binh Duong PPC Vo Van Minh speaks at the Program
Along with promoting economic diplomacy activities, Binh Duong always actively expands bilateral and multilateral cooperation with foreign localities and international organizations. Up to now, Binh Duong province has established bilateral cooperative relationships with 13 foreign localities; of which, there were 09 years of establishing friendly cooperative relations with Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Regarding multilateral cooperation, Binh Duong is an official member and a reliable partner of 03 international organizations, including: Intelligence Community Forum (ICF), Horasis Asia Meeting and World Trade Centers Association (WTCA); In particular, Binh Duong has been honored by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) to be in the TOP7 - one of 07 communities with a typical Smart Development Strategy in the World for 3 consecutive years 2021-2023.
The PPC Chairman Vo Van Minh thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Embassy in Viet Nam, the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Japanese associations and enterprises in Viet Nam and in Binh Duong province, the Japanese enterprise community of Binh Duong province that have coordinated and provided valuable support to Binh Duong province during the past time. Binh Duong provincial authorities at all levels are always committed to creating favorable conditions for the enterprise community in general and the Japanese enterprise community in particular to conduct production, business and commercial activities, etc. in the most favorable conditions. Binh Duong hopes to continue to receive the support and cooperation of the Japanese community to contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the province.
Mr. Muraoka Tsugumasa - Governor of Yamaguchi prefecture speaks at the Program
Speaking at the Program, Mr. Muraoka Tsugumasa - Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture emphasized that over the past time, the friendly cooperative relationship between Binh Duong province and Yamaguchi prefecture has achieved outstanding results and has been increasingly strengthened. The Governor believed that in the coming time, the two localities will continue to have working visits and promote cooperation in the fields of health, education, culture and society, especially in the innovation and smart city construction. He also wished that the cooperative relationship between Binh Duong and Yamaguchi would constantly be strengthened, nurtured and continue to achieve more success, contributing to tightening the friendship between the two countries over the past 50 years.
Strengthen cooperation and investment
On this occasion, Binh Duong PPC awarded Investment Certificates and Construction Licenses to 04 Japanese enterprises. Specifically, awarding the Construction Investment Certificate for the AEON General Merchandise Store and Supermarket project - Binh Duong New City in 2023 with a total investment capital of 5.1 million USD to AEON Viet Nam Co., Ltd. (100% Japanese investment capital). Awarding the Investment Certificate to build a branch factory of SKM Viet Nam Co., Ltd. with a total investment of 10 million USD to SKM Viet Nam Co., Ltd. (100% Japanese investment capital). The company specializes in manufacturing machinery and equipment components and providing quality Japanese products in Viet Nam.
Binh Duong provincial leaders award Investment Certificates and Construction Licenses to Japanese enterprises
Awarding the factory construction license for phase 6 with a total investment of more than 113 million USD by NITTO DENKO Co., Ltd. The company specializes in manufacturing and processing flexible printed circuit (FPC) products, precision electronic materials, electrical materials, and semiconductor-related products; all kinds of optical components; manufacturing and processing integrated circuit (CIS) products. Awarding the License to build factories and auxiliary works of YUWA Viet Nam Co., Ltd. (phase 5) with a total investment capital of 40 million USD. The company specializes in manufacturing connector components, relay components, switch components, automotive components, medical equipment components, other types of components, molds, machinery, equipment used for production, other types of components used in electronic equipment, medical equipment and instruments.
Leaders of Binh Duong province and Yamaguchi prefecture signs a cooperation agreement in nursing
The People's Committee of Binh Duong province and Yamaguchi prefecture also signed a cooperation agreement in the field of nursing. According to the signing content, the Binh Duong PPC and related units will coordinate in sending international students who wish to learn nursing skills at nursing training facilities and work at nursing facilities in Yamaguchi prefecture. The Yamaguchi prefecture Government will coordinate with relevant units to support and create conditions for international students from Binh Duong province to learn nursing skills at nursing training facilities and work at nursing facilities in Yamaguchi prefecture.
Leaders of Becamex IDC Corp and Japan's Aeon Group sign a Memorandum of Cooperation in the trade and service development
Becamex IDC Corp and Japan's Aeon Group signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of trade and service development. Becamex Tokyu Co., Ltd. also announced the SORA Gardens III luxury apartment project under the TOKYU Garden City project in Binh Duong New City.
Provincial Party Secretary Nguyen Van Loi (left) presents a flower stand to the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, and Viet Nam Fatherland Front Committee to congratulate Becamex Tokyu Co., Ltd.