World known Japanese business community, The Foreign Trade Organization of Japan (JETRO, for its acronym in English) makes a commitment with the administration of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal to invest and encourage the opening of companies and industrial plants, in order to improve the quality of life of the Yucatecans with this business and commercial alliance between JETRO and Yucatán.
Vila met with the Jetro’s Industrial Promotion Executive and Directors, Takao Nakahata, Víctor Nakano, and Anna Matsumoto, who expressed the desire of the Government and the private initiative of their country to intensify economic and commercial relations with the Yucatán.
Uchiyama Manufacturing Corporation (UMC), will invest 1.3 billion pesos (about 50 million USD), create more than 1,000 jobs in its first plant in the industrial corridor of Hunucmá.
Takao Nakahata pointed out that Japanese companies of the automotive sector could be looking to invest in the Yucatán, as soon as they learn about the competitive advantages and strengths that the state has to offer in matters of education, security, quality of life, labor situation and climate of peace.
“80 percent of all Japanese investment in Mexico is made through Jetro. When we arrived to the Yucatán, we were impressed by the security, the quality of life and the good level of education.” Nakahata said to the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Labor (Sefoet), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, and the director of the Yucatecan Institute of the Entrepreneur (Iyem), Antonio González Blanco
Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal expressed that Yucatan has already established itself as a land of opportunity, which offers competitive advantages, such as road, air, rail and maritime connectivity, scientific and technological capacity, skilled labor, personnel trained through quality educational institutions and a Special Economic Zone focused on Information Technology, strategically located near the Progreso Port facility.
“Japan has found an ally in Yucatan, we are convinced that their investment will result in more employment and better quality of life for the Yucatecans”, the governor said.
During the meeting, Japanese officials were briefed with an overview of the state in education and scientific development, where it was highlighted that there are 5 Technological Universities, 4 Technological Institutes and one Polytechnic University, as well as a Scientific Park, and also 17 laboratories, 6 national, two national libraries and a Geosciences School.
In addition, to agreements with international universities such as Texas A & M, Arizona State, Michigan State, Milan Polytechnic and educational centers in France, with which exchanges of knowledge are carried out in areas related to climate, vector-borne diseases, design, as well as tourist and agricultural activities.
The meeting was also attended by the Undersecretary of Investment, Economic Development and Financing of Sefoet, Gerardo Díaz de Zavala and the Director of Research and Innovation of the Secretariat of Research, Innovation and Higher Education (Siies), Ricardo Bello Bolio.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatanalminuto.com