The processing and manufacturing industry absorbs the largest amount of foreign capital. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
In the first four months to April
20, foreign investors pumped 12.25 billion USD in Vietnam, equal to 99.3
percent of the amount recorded in the same period last year.
Of the amount, nearly 8.5 billion USD was poured into 451 new projects, up 24.7
percent in value and down 54.2 percent in project numbers year-on-year.
Meanwhile, more than 2.7 billion USD was added to 263 existing projects, down
10.6 percent and 21.5 percent, respectively.
The remaining investment capital, over 1 billion USD, was used for capital
contribution and share purchases in a total 1,151 transactions.
Foreign investors landed investment in 17 sectors, with processing and
manufacturing absorbing the largest amount of capital (5.2 billion USD),
followed by power generation and distribution (5.1 billion USD), real estate
(778 million USD), and whole sale and retail sale (464 million USD).
Among 67 countries and territories having investment in Vietnam in the period,
Singapore took lead with 4.8 billion USD, Japan came second with more than 2.5
billion USD, and the RoK was the third largest investor with 1.5 billion USD.
Localities that attracted the most FDI were Long An (3.3 billion USD), Can Tho
(over 1.3 billion USD), and Ho Chi Minh City (1.1 billion USD).
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has required localities to
assess FDI enterprises in terms of environmental protection and transfer
pricing. He also urged local administrations to take caution when considering
foreign investment projects in steel, aluminium and thermal power.
The minister said that the ministry will work to complete
mechanisms with a view to improving business climate for foreign investors, and
set up preferential mechanisms to attract investment into the fields of high
technologies and source technologies./.