EU ambassadors study investment climate in Da Nang city

Vice Chairman of the Da Nang city People’s Committee Tran Chi Cuong on April 11 hosted a reception for ambassadors of the European Union (EU)’s member states who came to study the investment climate in the locality.
Ambassadors of the European Union (EU)’s member states study the in Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)
Ambassadors of the European Union (EU)’s member states study the in Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

Briefing them on Da Nang’s development potential, Cuong said that the city is the growth nucleus of the country’s central key economic region, with such major

as seafood, garment and textile, shoes, building materials, and handicraft.

Hi-tech industry, particularly IT, is being developed into an economic spearhead, he said, adding the city is shifting the economy towards service and industry while reducing agriculture.

According to Cuong, the city has set up cooperative ties with 48 localities of 22 countries and territories, signed 104 agreements and organised important diplomatic and economic activities.

is eyeing to turn itself into a socio-economic hub of the country and Southeast Asia by 2030, and a large and smart eco urban area, a centre for innovation, and startup and a livable coastal city in Asia by 2045. The city has paid due attention to developing high-quality tourism and services in tandem with resort property, seaport and airport with logistics service, hi-tech industry with creative urban area construction and startup, IT, electronics and telecommunications with digital economy, and hi-tech agriculture.

Cuong expressed his hope that the ambassadors will help popularise Da Nang’s investment environment and cooperation opportunities in education-training, startup and innovation, IT, hi-tech agriculture and fishery, tourism, and port development, while supporting cultural exchange activities, among others.

EU Ambassador Julien Guerrier held that Da Nang, which has emerged as a centre for IT, innovation and semiconductor training in Vietnam, boasts an attractive investment environment.

Seeing Vietnam as a leading partner of the EU in Southeast Asia, EU member states have cooperated with and supported Vietnam in the areas of transport, renewable energy, health care and culture, he said, adding they are interested in working with Da Nang to boost semiconductor industry, green transition and education.

He said he hopes that Da Nang city will create favourable conditions for investors from the EU, and the representatives of EU states will popularise Da Nang’s potential and investment climate among enterprises.

Last year, Da Nang exported some 283 million USD worth of products to the EU, and imported 140 million USD from the bloc.

During 2020-2023, non-governmental organisations of the countries committed to funding over 26 billion VND (over 1 million USD) for 37 programmes and projects in the Vietnamese locality.