Fellows of the JENESYS Pregamme 2016 have fetched home experiences they gained during a week-long trip in Japan to gain knowledge of economic development in Japan.
The study tour focused on the theme: Young Leaders for Special Economic Zones, for participants to enhance their knowledge and stimulate ideas for work.
Six university students and seventeen working adults from Savannakhet, Champassak and Vientiane Capital, where the biggest special economic zones are located, were invited to Japan under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths � the JENESYS Pregamme 2016 � an exchange program supported by the Japanese government.
Mr Phonpaseuth Hao-onechane, Deputy Director, International Cooperation and Relations Division, Special Economic Zone Promotion and Management Office, Ministry of Planning and Investment, and his team visited Tokyo metropolis and Gunma prefecture, which are located in the central part of the main Honshu Island from May 16-23, 2017.
This was my first time to visit Japan, so I, and my team as well, learned many things from Japan especially on urban management and administration. I found Japanese people are very aware of littering issues as they are eager to take part in getting rid of rubbish appropriately,and Lao people should follow this good behaviour, said Mr Phonpaseuth while giving an interview to the KPL News journalists at a reception party held in the JENESYS fellows’ honour at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane.
Ms Phimmasone Sengsilichanh, an official of the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone Authority shared with the media her impression of the safety in Japan.
What impresses me is that there is no problem about having stuff lost as when you forget your stuff somewhere, it will be returned to you by officials, Ms Phimmasone said.
Mr Ameng Senamartmoonty, a year-two economic management student of Champassak University, said, What I have learned is that Japan is an advanced economy and a super power. Their management is very good, for instance, the behaviour of passengers at train stations is very orderly and they are very active in enriching the knowledge of English language of their people. I would like the Japanese government continue to support this programme so that more Lao people can see the advances Japan has made and apply what they have learned there to develop their homeland.
Mr Kazuhiro Kuno, Minister of the Embassy of Japan to Laos mentioned in his remarks that the batch was the seventh JENESYS 2016 (Theme Economic) group from the Lao PDR and was also the final part of the JENESYS Progamme for fiscal year2016.
He expressed his expectation that the participants would endeavour to develop a business environment in the Lao PDR that is attractive to Japanese-affiliated companies.
JENESYS 2016 is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. The Japanese Government invited about 340 young Lao people to Japan under the scheme during this fiscal year.
The programme is designed to promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan and the Asia-pacific region and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
Source: Lao News Agency