New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Embassy continues to build NZ links with Da Nang

Visit to University of Da Nang (photo courtesy of UoD)

The New Zealand Embassy made further progress to strengthen New Zealand’s relationship with Da Nang recently, when Deputy Head of Mission Alistair Crozier made a visit there on 23-24 May together with business development manager Ms Tran Phuong Nga from the New Zealand Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

As Viet Nam’s third largest city behind Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, with a population of almost one million people and a rapidly growing economy, Da Nang contains significant potential as a partner for New Zealand in areas such as trade, investment, education and tourism.

Our most recent visit focused on education links and cooperation, through meetings with the University of Da Nang, and Dong A and Duy Tan universities. The rapid expansion of Da Nang’s tourism and hospitality sector, in particular, has created a strong demand for training in these areas and in English language, which New Zealand education providers are very well equipped to meet.

Mr Crozier made a courtesy call on Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Dr Phung Tan Viet, and held working discussions with the Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs. These meetings focused on concrete ways to move from talk to action in advancing links between New Zealand and Da Nang.

Previous New Zealand trade missions to the area in sectors such as timber / construction and clean technologies have also demonstrated the potential market that exists for New Zealand products in Da Nang as it strives to develop itself as a ‘green city’.

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