Prime Minister lays out red carpet for Macau investors (22-04-2009) Macau — Viet Nam and the Macau Special Administrative Region of China have agreed to make it easier for businesspeople to invest. This was concluded during talks between visiting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Chief Executive of Macau, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, yesterday. Two way-trade between Viet Nam and Macau in 2008 was US$35 million. Macau has eight foreign-invested projects in Viet Nam with a total registered capital of $32 million. However, according to the Prime Minister, these figures are too low compared to the potential. He called on Vietnamese and Macau enterprises to accelerate their co-operation, particularly in trade, investment and tourism. “With more than 3,200km of coastal line and beautiful beaches and landscape, Viet Nam is an ideal place for developers to invest in luxurious resorts and eco-tourism,” Dung said. The two sides also agreed to promote co-operation in legislative, executive and legal areas as well as in mass organisations. The Macau official pledged to act as a bridge between Viet Nam and Portuguese speaking nations in economic and trade activities. “I highly appreciate the first visit to Macau by a Vietnamese Prime Minister – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung,” he said. While in Macau, Prime Minister Dung attended the Viet Nam-Macau Business Forum and praised the enclave’s rapid economic growth. “The region is a commercial transit point for many countries, including Viet Nam,” he said. At present China is Viet Nam’s leading trading partner and investor….