Governor of Chiba prefecture Toshihito Kumagai welcomed the delegation's visit which coincided with the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties. He informed them about Chiba's socio-economic situation and the Hai Phong community in the prefecture.
Chau suggested Chiba share experience in the development, management and efficient operation of seaports, towards signing cooperation agreements for future development in the near future.
At a working session with Aeon Mall group on the same day, Soichi Okazaki, Executive Officer in charge of ASEAN Business of the Company, highlighted the city’s support for the construction of Aeon Mall Le Chan Hai Phong, making it a prominent symbol in the group's promotional activities.
He pledged that Aeon Mall will carry out even more activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties this year.
Chau suggested the Japanese giant retailer continue expanding operations in Hai Phong, with a specific goal of building the second Aeon Mall in the city.
Hai Phong commits all possible support to Aeon Mall during the project implementation process, he said.
At a working session with Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Keiichiro Nakazawa on June 15, Chau proposed JICA offer assistance to two projects on the sustainable development of the Southeast of Hai Phong in adaptation with climate change, and the construction and upgrade of medical stations in the districts of Do Son, An Lao, An Duong, Tien Lang, Kien Thuy and Vinh Bao.
The two sides also discussed the city's proposals and JICA's orientations to development support in the future.
Working with the Sojitz Corporation, Chau suggested the company invest in an industrial park in Hai Phong and affirmed that the city's authorities would accompany and support Sojitz throughout the investment process.
Hai Phong wishes to cooperate with Sojitz in various areas such as deep-water ports and healthcare, he said, suggesting CEO Fujitomo Masayoshi, who is also Co-Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Economic Committee of the Japan Business Federation (KEIDAIREN), convey Hai Phong's projects calling for investment to Japanese enterprises.