|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the China’s Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group Jonathan Choi
In the meeting with the Vietnamese Government leader, Chairman of the China’s Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group Jonathan Choi said the visit of PM Phuc helps enhance the Vietnam-China relations, thus creating impetus for stronger cooperation between the two sides’ enterprises.
The official, who is also Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, said he had working sessions with representatives from the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss cooperation related to agriculture.
He added that he would lead a delegation of Hong Kong enterprises to visit Vietnam and invite Vietnamese firms to come to China for seeking cooperation opportunities in this field.
An investment promotion forum will be held in Hanoi in the coming time, aiming to foster investment ties between Hanoi and Guangdong province of China, he said, expressing his hope that the Vietnamese Government and PM Phuc will support the activity.
Apart from investment activities, Sunwah has also established a culture centre at the Vietnam National University - Hanoi, and it plans to open one more of this kind in Ho Chi Minh City, Choi said.
For his part, PM Phuc said the Vietnamese Government is willing to facilitate cooperation between Hanoi and Guangdong, affirming that Vietnam is ready to welcome Chinese firms using environmentally friendly high technologies to invest in Vietnam.
He called on Hong Kong firms to expand their investment in more fields in Vietnam, while suggesting Choi continue to promote the consumption of farm produce in the Chinese market - the sphere that Vietnam boasts strength and great potential.
He proposed Sunwah to set up an innovation centre in Vietnam, and assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to work with Sunwah on this plan.
The same day, PM Phuc met with David Chow Kam Fai, Chairman of Legend Development Ltd in Macau, China, during which the Chinese entrepreneur said he is very interested in the Vietnamese market and wants to pour investment into tourism and hi-tech agriculture in the country.
The official said he spent 10 years to develop a technology for agriculture development, hoping that he can apply this in Vietnam.
Legendale wants to invest in a tourism project in the central city of Da Nang, he said, expressing his hope that the Vietnamese Government will support and create favorable condition for the plan.
PM Phuc stressed that investment in hi-tech agriculture can bring benefits to farmers, and promised to assign Vietnam’s ministries, sectors and localities to consider the proposal and work with the firm on relevant issues.