Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung addresses the online conference.

Speaking at the event, Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung said by the end of October, Japan had invested in over 4,700 projects worth 64 billion USD in Vietnam, including 328 projects valued at 5.77 billion USD in Binh Duong alone.

So far, over 90 percent of local firms have resumed their operation while all residents aged above 18 have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Dung said.

He added that Binh Duong is focusing on building a smart city and a science and technology industrial park. In the next period, the province will continue investing in infrastructure, especially major roads connecting with airports and seaports to save time and costs.

At the online event

According to the official, Binh Duong is also stepping up digital transformation and working to build 1 million affordable houses for workers during 2022-2025.

Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City Shinji Hirai spoke highly of Binh Duong’s investment environment, especially its advanatages in terms of workforce, geographical location and infrastructure.

Japanese enterprises participating in the event also discussed the province’s measures against the pandemic in the near future.

Dung said local leaders always offer all possible support for foreign investors, including those from Japan.

Source: VNA