|A group of 100 Japanese entrepreneurs arrived at the Can Tho International Airport of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 1 (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
They were carried by the first direct flight linking Tokyo capital city of Japan with Can Tho city.
The charter flight with a total 120 passengers was arranged by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Can Tho branch (VCCI Can Tho), the Brainwork Asia from Japan and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
The passengers will participate in a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties and the fourth Vietnam-Japan cultural and trade exchange programme, which will be held in Can Tho city on November 2-4.
Vice Director of VCCI Can Tho Nguyen Phuong Nam said Japanese firms are keen on seeking business and investment opportunities in the city and Mekong Delta provinces in the spheres of agriculture, industry and logistics.
Akihiro Okamoto, a member of the delegation, noted that Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is known for its agriculture, tourism and food processing, while Japan boasts strengths in industry and information technology.
The fourth Vietnam-Japan cultural and trade exchange programme is projected to host 120 pavilions, including 90 introducing the nations’ commercial products.
A series of activities will be held during the programme, including a photo exhibition on the Vietnam-Japan friendship, a forum on Japan-Mekong cooperation, and a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Vietnam-Japan friendship industrial zone.