Vietnam businessmen keen on investing here
The Sri Lanka-Vietnam Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce held a number of one-to-one business matchmaking sessions
between Vietnam and Sri Lanka at the recently concluded Sri
Lanka-Vietnam Business Forum.
This event coincided the visit of Truong Tan Sang, the President of
Vietnam and a high powered business delegation from Vietnam that
included a number of senior ministers such as Vietnam’s Deputy Prime
Minister, Vice Minister of Defence, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade,
Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Vice Minister of Agriculture
and Rural Development, Vice Minister of Public Security, Vice Foreign
Minister, Minister of Finance, Vice Minister of Science and Technology
and also the Vice President of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ton Sinh Thanh, Vietnam Ambassador to Sri Lanka was also present at the
The delegates met a number of Sri Lankan business people and they
expressed their interest in setting up joint ventures for deep sea
fishing, agriculture, processing of fish especially inland fishing,
construction of hotels, apartments/housing projects, establishment of a
Vietnamese restaurant in Colombo, manufacturing of agriculture equipment
and telecommunication services.
They were also interested in tourism projects, such as, eco-tourism,
spiritual tourism, inbound and outbound travel, airline, banking and
shipping services. The delegates also wish to expand trade activities
for products such as cement, fertiliser, canned fish, construction
material, high breed rice, plastic products and electronics.
The Business Forum was conducted in association with the Embassy of
Vietnam in Colombo, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the
Ministry of External Affairs.