Builders to train Vietnam engineers


The Japanese and Vietnamese construction industries plan to launch a project to train Vietnamese engineers using Japanese technologies, according to industry officials.

The two sides are expected to reach a formal agreement on the project when they meet March 7 in Hanoi at a conference sponsored by the Japanese infrastructure ministry and the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction.

The project calls for the Vietnamese to acquire Japanese-language skills and learn Japanese construction technologies through training courses in Vietnam and internships in Japanese construction companies.

The two sides will discuss establishing a new educational institution under the project. The Japanese ministry plans to support the project by serving as a liaison with Hanoi.

The use of Vietnamese engineers is expected to help Japanese construction companies do business in the Southeast Asian country by reinforcing their cost competitiveness.