(CPV) - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Commission on Organization of the Central Party Committee jointly organized the Seminar on Development Experience of Japan and Vietnam on January 09, 2012 at the National Conference Center.
The seminar was attended by more than four hundred participants from various ministries, central and provincial agencies, universities and research institutes. Mr. Nguyen Van Quynh, Vice Chairman of the Commission on Organization of the Central Party Committee and Mr. Tsuno Motonori, Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office were at the seminar and gave an opening speech.
The seminar is among a series of activities under framework of the cooperation program between JICA and the Central Commission on Organization to implement the Program 165, which is to strengthen capacity of senior officials of the Party and Government agencies.
The seminar is aimed to provide senior Vietnamese officials and executives with an opportunity to identify relevant experience for Vietnam from being exposed to economic development experience of Japan and then consider adapting to make them fit with the Vietnamese context.
Two keynote speakers coming from Japan are Prof. Tran Van Tho of Waseda University and Prof. Ito Kunio of Hitotsubashi University of Japan. Prof. Tran Van Tho who has been doing comparative research on Vietnam and Japan economic development for many years presented how Japan turned herself from an agriculture-based economy into an industrialized country and analyzed keys to success of Japan.
His presentation looked into macro-economic issues such as relationship between the state and market, how to effectively utilize foreign investment, crucial factors for healthy operation of finance and banking system etc.. Prof. Ito’ presentation explained how Japanese enterprises became big competitors to businesses in the Europe and the US in many industries. He analyzed the “Japanese business style” and driving forces behind competitiveness of Japanese enterprises with the automobile industry as an example.
At the seminar, Mr. Tsuno Motonori, Chief Representative of JICA said “Since the introduction of “Doi Moi” policy, Vietnam has made remarkable achievements in economic development. Neverthless, the status of middle income country that Vietnam just gained and its intensive and extensive integration into the world’s economy demand the country to further restructure its economy and strengthen competitiveness of enterprises. Japan is willing to share its experience and support Vietnam in the reform process in order to help Vietnam achieve its goal of becoming an industrialized country by 2020.”
In addition to the seminar, in collaboration with Program 165, JICA has been providing technical and financial support to implement a number of training programs for high ranking officials and senior executives in areas of macro-economic policy, knowledge-based organizational management, strengthening of local governance and disaster prevention.