Sri Lanka lures Vietnam businessmen

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Oct 31, 2011 (LBO) – A team of Vietnamese businessmen who visited Sri Lanka recently as part of a state visit by Truong Tan Sang, president of Vietnam, was reported to be keen on investing in the island. During the visit the Sri Lanka – Vietnam Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held a number of one-to-one business matchmaking sessions at a business forum, the chamber said in a statement.

The Vietnamese showed interest in setting up joint ventures for deep sea fishing, agriculture, processing of fish especially inland fishing, and in manufacturing agriculture equipment.

They were also interested in tourism projects such as building hotels, eco-tourism, spiritual tourism, inbound and outbound travel, airline, banking and shipping services as well as building apartments.

The establishment of a Vietnamese restaurant in Colombo was also mooted.

“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 statement said.