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Sri Lanka and Viet Nam deepen the Collaboration in the Electronic/Electrical Sector

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Delegation with the Chairman of Vin Phuc Province

A 12-member delegation initiated by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) visited Viet Nam from 04th to 06th September 2017 comprising representatives from Global Market - Tos Lanka Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Harness Co.(Pvt) Ltd., Noratel International (Pvt) Ltd., Hitech Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Sierra Cables PLC., St.,Theresa Industries (Pvt) Ltd. and  Kelani Cables PLC.

The objectives of the visit were to identify potential partners to invest in Viet Nam, explore opportunities available in the Vietnamese market for trading and establish long term connections with electronic/electrical industry in Viet Nam.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake, and First Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy, Srimali Jayarathna also joined the delegation. 

On the sidelines of the visits to 03 provinces in Vietnam where many electronic/electrical manufacturing companies are located, Ambassador and the delegation had interactions with the Chairmen of the People’s Committees of the Vin Phuc and Bac Jiang Provinces, that facilitated the visits to industrial zones.  Discussions were focused on enhancing relations with Sri Lanka in the electric/electronic sector specifically and exploring possible collaboration in areas such as trade, tourism, technical cooperation, education and culture. 

On 05th September, a B2B session for the delegation was organized by the Embassy with the assistance of the Ministry of Industry & Trade of Viet Nam, the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce Industry (VCCI), the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ha Noi, and Korean Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam.

Making the opening remarks for the B2B session, Dissanayake, indicated that the event is a beginning of a new chapter in the cooperation of the electronic and electrical industry of both countries and hoped that it would expand to other sectors in the future. Around 40 Vietnamese companies participated the session.

The Sri Lankan delegation also participated in a working session arranged by the Investment Promotion Center - North Viet Nam (IPCN) of the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). A comprehensive presentation was made on how and why Viet Nam has become an attractive investment destination for foreign investors, as well as available opportunities. Officials from the Viet Nam Investment Development Group also attended the session.

The Delegation also met senior officials of the Viet Nam Research Institute of Electronics, Informatics and Automation (VIELINA), a research and development institution in the field of electronics, informatics and automation coming under the purview of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Officials agreed to support Sri Lankan electronic and electrical companies upon requests from the Sri Lankan side. 

This visit could be considered as a significant visit representing the electronic and electrical industry of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, and it marked an important milestone in the cooperation between the industries of the two countries.

 

     
Embassy of Sri Lanka 
Ha Noi

08th September 2017

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Call on the Chairman of Bac Giang Province

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Visiting Foxconn Interconnect Technology company

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Visiting Foxconn Interconnect Technology company

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Visiting Foxconn Interconnect Technology company

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Welcome remarks by the Ambassador at the B2B Session

 

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