Long An, Japan's Okayama city explore cooperation opportunities

Mayor of Okayama city Omori Masao expressed interest in Long An’s strategic location and development potential with abundant and skilled workforce, saying that such provide a favourable condition for Okayama firms to explore investment; expand commercial activities, cold storage and transshipment; and collaborate in training technical and nursing staff.

Representatives of Okayama firms highlighted their need for a better understanding of Long An’s investment environment in the realms of automobile recycling and component production, construction machinery and nursing home.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Tan Hoa said the proposed areas of cooperation suit local development conditions.

He encouraged Okayama to designate a focal point to facilitate communication and collaboration with Long An authorities and business associations. This would help solidify the joint statement signed between the two localities and move toward concrete action.

On the occasion, the Okayama Chamber of Commerce & Industry signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Long An Business Association and Young Entrepreneurs’ Association to expand cooperation in the fields of labour, industry, tourism, education and culture.