Malaysian halal food sector in Vietnam offers promising investment prospects
September 09, 2013 - 12:04:34 pm
HANOI: The halal food industry is the latest investment prospect that can grow rapidly in Vietnam following the increase in Muslim tourist arrivals especially from Malaysia.
The Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Jamil Khir Baharom said the entrance of any Malaysian companies to invest in Vietnam was strongly supported by the country and this should become the stepping stone for halal industry pioneers to explore the investment opportunities in the country, according to Malaysia's (Bernama) News Agency.
"I see there's a lot of room in the halal industry that can be explored in Vietnam considering it has just started.
"This is the best opportunity for any Malaysian companies in the halal industry to expand their business especially in the main towns in Vietnam," he said to reporters in Hanoi.
Jamil Khir said the outcome of the visit by Yang di-Pertuan Agong was that the close diplomatic relations between the two countries could be strengthend besides enhancing the Malaysia-Vietnam economic relations which started since 40 years ago. (QNA)