President wishes Japan’s hospital project acceleration
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chairwoman of Japan’s Health Sciences Education Co. Ltd in Viet Nam Dr. Kusumi Mari. (Photo: VNA)|
Mari briefed her host on her company’s underway project in Viet Nam and expressed determination to soon build a hospital equipped with the latest medical technology in the country.
Phuc, for his part, said with a population of nearly 100 million people, Viet Nam needs more hospitals to offer health check-ups and treatment. He said he hopes the hospital will be soon put into operation with the transfer of technology from Japan.
According to him, Viet Nam is sending many medical trainees and caregivers to Japan for work. On the back of bilateral extensive strategic partnership, Japan is now the second biggest foreign investor in Viet Nam with a total investment capital of 65 billion USD. Viet Nam also welcomes Japanese small-and medium-sized enterprises to the country for start-ups and technological transfer.
The two countries are also members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which offer high trade and investment incentives and standards for intellectual property protection, thus making it easier for the company to do business in Viet Nam, he said.
Affirming that education and technological transfer cooperation are now top concerns in Viet Nam, the host wished that Mari will further strive to step up the project.