Japan helps promote investment in Ben Tre

Friday, 2020-03-13 12:49:08
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An overview of Ben Tre province
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NDO - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 12 with the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Ben Tre to promote Japanese investment in the province, especially in agriculture.

The MoU focused on setting up a climate-resilient agricultural value chain and aims to develop human resources for agricultural development and investment promotion, particularly through Japanese cultural exchanges and language training.

Under the MoU, a working group composed of members from the public sector, enterprises and civil society organisations in the province will be organised.

Currently, the JICA has been assisting Ben Tre with infrastructure projects under loan projects. One of the projects includes Ben Tre Water Management, which is tackling climate-change effects such as saltwater intrusion and shortage of freshwater by building water sluice gates and other facilities.

In addition, the JICA has also provided consultancy in agricultural development policies.