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Top Vietnamese legislator calls on Indonesian firms to expand reach in Vietnam

Top Vietnamese legislator calls on Indonesian firms to expand reach in Vietnam

Sunday, August 06, 2023, 07:44 GMT+7
Top Vietnamese legislator calls on Indonesian firms to expand reach in Vietnam
Chairman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (R) shakes hands with managing director of Ciputra Group Budiarsa Sastrawinata in Indonesia, August 5, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn

Vietnam encourages Indonesian enterprises to expand their investment in its market, Chairman of the lawmaking National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue said during a meeting with the leaders of major Indonesian groups in Jakarta on Saturday as part of his ongoing visit to Indonesia.

Among them were Ciputra Group, travel firm Traveloka, and Modena Group, which are doing business in Vietnam.

At the meeting with Ciputra Group managing director Budiarsa Sastrawinata, Chairman Hue appreciated the group’s huge investment in Vietnam, with a total capital of some US$3 billion.

The top Vietnamese legislator expected the diversified property group to expand its operation in other fields in Vietnam.

In response to the group’s proposals, Hue said that he would work with relevant agencies to remove all obstacles facing Ciputra Group.

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R, 6th) presents a gift to a representative of Modena Group. Photo: Quochoi.vn

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (C) presents a gift to a representative of Modena Group in Indonesia, August 5, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn

NA Chairman Hue told Michael Jizhar, executive vice-president  of Modena, that the group should promptly develop a household appliance and equipment production plant in Vietnam to meet the rising demand of Vietnamese people and other neighboring nations.

He underlined that Vietnam is attaching much importance to renewable energy, being committed to reaching a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Jizhar said that Modena considers building a household appliance manufacturing factory in Vietnam, hoping that it will tap the renewable energy and electric vehicle production fields in the country.

During talks with a representative of Traveloka, NA Chairman Hue said that tourism is one of Vietnam’s spearhead sectors, so the lawmaking National Assembly has amended some regulations associated with the industry.

Notably, visa rules have been eased to spur tourism, he stressed.

The Vietnamese legislature and government always create favorable conditions for enterprises to flourish in Vietnam, he said.

The Traveloka representative thanked the National Assembly for revising multiple articles of the law on immigration, entry, and exit of foreigners and easing visa restrictions to back tourism.

The representative affirmed that Traveloka will boost cooperation in Vietnam to introduce various tourist destinations on its platform to attract foreign visitors.

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) meets with the leader of Traveloka. Photo: Quochoi.vn

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) meets with the leader of Traveloka in Indonesia, August 5, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn

NA Chairman Hue met with chairperson of the Audit Board of Indonesia Isma Yatun and president of the Indonesia - Vietnam Friendship Association Budiarsa Sastrawinata on Saturday.

He and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese National Assembly laid a wreath at the Indonesian National Heroes Monument in Kalibata Cemetery, southern Jakarta on the same day.

Chairman Hue arrived in Jakarta on Friday, beginning his three-day visit to Indonesia where he was set to attend the 44th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-44).

This is his first Indonesia visit as the head of the Vietnamese lawmaking body as well as the first of a top Vietnamese legislator to Indonesia in 13 years.

The visit marks the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam - Indonesia strategic partnership.

On the first day of his visit to Indonesia, Chairman Hue had talks with Indonesia’s Speaker of the People’s Representative Council Puan Maharani.

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) shakes hands with Megawati Soekarnoputri, leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, on August 4, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) shakes hands with Megawati Soekarnoputri, leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, August 4, 2023. Photo: Quochoi.vn

He also met with Megawati Soekarnoputri, former president of Indonesia and leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle.

The top legislator visited the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on the same day.

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Tieu Bac - Duy Linh / Tuoi Tre News

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