Under the promotion, direction and support of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka (Japan), the Overseas Vietnamese Promotion Board in Kitakyushu was established on December 5, 2020. Besides the effective support of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka, the Promotion Board is also supported by the Fukuoka Overseas Vietnamese Association led by Chairman Nguyen Duy Anh.
The Promotion Board of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu, the second largest city in Fukuoka Prefecture, has had relations with Hai Phong since 2009, then upgraded to a sister city since 2014. Since then, the two sides have implemented many cooperation activities such as visiting and working at all levels at important events, training staff in the fields of environment, port management, operation management... Thanks to its success in the environmental field, Kitakyushu has supported Hai Phong to develop a green growth plan with 7 detailed areas: energy, transportation, green Cat Ba island, garbage treatment, wastewater treatment... that brings great efficiency to Hai Phong as well as contributed to building Hai Phong into a green and civilized port city according to Resolution No. 45 of the Politburo.
The handover and launch of Green Growth Plan between Kitakyushu Mayor H.E. Mr. Kenji Kitahashi and Haiphong Mayor H.E. Mr. Le Van Thanh in 2016
Currently, there are about 3,000 Vietnamese people living, studying and working in Kitakyushu and this number is increasing every year. In particular, the Universities and Colleges in Kitakyushu have attracted many Vietnamese students to study.
The establishment of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Kitakyushu will create a united and strong Vietnamese community; helping new Vietnamese to work quickly integrate into the new living conditions in Kitakyushu as well as overcome the initial difficulties and gain a deeper understanding of the rules and regulations of the host country. It is hoped that the Association will contribute to connecting and promoting a better relationship between Hai Phong and Kitakyushu as well as marking a milestone for the long-term good relationship between Vietnam and Japan.
Invitation letter and program of the establishment ceremony of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese Kitakyushu
The Promotion Board is preparing to announce the official establishment of the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Kitakyushu on December 26, 2021 with the attendance and witness of representatives of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka, Kitakyushu City, Association of Vietnamese Overseas in Fukuoka, GAG Japanese language Institute in Kitakyushu …and Haiphong Foreign Affairs Department.