Long Year (VNA) – Long An province in the Mekong Delta has expressed interest in strengthening cooperation with companies in Ibaraki to bring more local workers to work in the Japanese prefecture.
Addressing a forum on March 4, Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Nguyen Dai Tanh, briefed the Japanese side on the locality’s economic situation, its transportation system and its geographical location favorable to the development of industrial parks (IP).
Long An has zoned 32 IPs and 62 industrial clusters with a total area of about 15,000 hectares. Currently, 16 IPs and 22 industrial clusters have become operational with an occupancy rate of over 90 percent, Tanh said, adding that A long currently has approximately 500 hectares of cleared land ready for investment. The majority of local IPs and industrial clusters are located near Ho Chi Minh City.
Currently, Long An hosts 1,127 FDI with a total investment of over USD 9.4 billion. Japan is now Long An’s fourth largest investor with 132 projects worth US$479 million.
Tanh pointed out that Long An has abundant labor resources with 63 percent of the working-age population.
The rate of trained workers is 72.1% and more than 31% of them hold diplomas and certificates.
In 2020, the Provincial People’s Committee issued a project for the export of its workers in the period 2020-2025 with the aim of solving the problem of employment, improving their incomes and improving their professional skills and in foreign languages, thus serving the process of industrialization and modernization of the province. Japan is a favorite destination for local workers, he pointed out.
Tanh also welcomed the strong partnership between the two parties to bring Long Year workers for Ibaraki. He noted that many workers who have finished working in Japan have gone on to become managers and key technicians at Japanese companies based in Long An./.