A large number of Finnish companies are coming to Vietnam explore business opportunities. (Photo: www.techrepublic.com)
A host of Finnish firms will arrive in Vietnam later this week to explore opportunities mainly in the education, clean technology and information technology, the Ministry of Planning and Investment-run Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper reported.
Representatives of the companies will accompany Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka, who will visit the Southeast Asian country from March 6 to 11 and witness the signing of several cooperation agreements.
The firms include Cimson Oy/NEBA, Claned Group, Comptel, EduCluster Finland, Eltel Networks, FCG Finnish Consulting Group, Finland University, Finnvera, KaukoInternational, Niras Finland, Nokia, Nordautomation, Outotec, Vaisala, and Vicus Capital Advisors.
After visiting Hanoi, they will tour Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam, which are home to many industrial parks and foreign-invested projects.
Trade between Vietnam and Finland increased 22.57% year-on-year to reach $322.2 million in 2015, of which the former posted a deficit of $86.8 million, according to data of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.