The two sides introduced themselves for the first time in the recent past, explaining priorities and exchanging input on cooperative action could be put forth in the future. The Tay Ninh delegation was led by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ngoc – Vice-Chairman of Tay Ninh People’s Committee – and included also relevant heads of departent, namely Planning and Investment; Industry and Trade; Agriculture and Rural Development; Education and Training; and the Industrial Zones Management Board.
Ms. Almut Roessner – Executive Director – led EuroCham’s delegation, which also included EuroCham Southeastern Vietnam Delegates Ms. Uyen Tran (Deloitte) and Mr. Brian O'Reilly (Vietnamese-German University). EuroCham member representative Ms. To Thi My- Thanh Thanh Cong Industrial Zone (TT IZ), Deputy Director, was also present. The Ms. Huyen Le – Membership Officer - supported on behalf of the EuroCham secretariat.
Ms. Roessner also explained about the EuroCham Southeastern Vietnam Chapter, making reference to the success story of the EuroCham Central Vietnam Chapter since November 2016. Mentioning also EuroCham's Northeastern Vietnam Chapter, Ms. Roessner proceeded to explain how the Chapter structure works, with its action centered around its volunteering delegates, not being am actual office. Ms. Roessner also further elaborated on the main goal of the present meeting: to present the Southeastern Chapter, expectations on the work to be delivered, and to establish closer contact with the Tay Ninh authorities.
Tay Ninh reports a total of 270 foreign investment projects, worth around 5Bn USD and coming from 27 different countries. The major investors are Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, while only 4 projects are European. The province is currently expanding its industrial area to around 4000ha.
The meeting closed with expressions of commitment to cooperate further, as well as a pre-invitation to EuroCham’s activities. The two parties agreed to share respective agendas more actively so that possible joint planning can be made in the future.