The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has made remarkable steps forward in improving its investment environment in recent times, many domestic and foreign investors, as well as a number of diplomats and representatives from international organizations have said, expressing their hopes for successful business in the Capital city.
At the recent conference “Hanoi 2017: Investment & Development Cooperation”, General Director of the Vietnam Tokyo Metro One Member Limited Liability Company, Michiyoshi Hasegawa, noted that his company has signed a cooperation agreement on the construction of urban railways for Hanoi.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius made speech at the conference
With its nearly 100 years’ experience in urban railway construction in Japan, the company expects to contribute to accelerating the progress of the building of urban railways in Hanoi, he said. Hasegawa added that his company would have working sessions with partners, while asking Hanoi to promptly issue specific policies on urban railway development to facilitate the project implementation.
Daniel Dobrev, Trade Counselor of the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam, hailed Vietnam as an attractive investment environment in Asia with great potential for cooperation, thanks to its abundant human resources and favorable business climate. He also considered Hanoi a good choice for foreign investors to do business and to live.
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said that he has regarded Hanoi as his second hometown. U.S.firms always wish to cooperate with Hanoi in high-quality products and services, he said, adding that the city’s ten-place promotion in the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) rankings has promised itself to be an attractive and effective investment environment.
For his part, Ambassador-Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Vietnam Bruno Angelet agreed that cooperation conditions and investment potential in Hanoi are becoming increasingly favorable. He asked the city to accelerate preparation work and strongly implement activities aiming to make use of the opportunities brought about by free trade agreements (FTAs).