An electronic component production line (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
firms invested 545.9 million USD in overseas projects in the first four months
of 2021, a year-on-year rise of 7.9-fold, according to the Ministry of Planning
There were 18 new
projects receiving investment certificates with total registered capital worth
142.8 million USD, up 2.7-fold against the same period last year.
In addition, 403.2
million USD was pumped into nine existing projects, surging 25.5-fold.
A major part of the
capital outflow - 270.8 million USD - was poured into science-technology
projects, accounting for 19.6 percent of the total figure. Wholesale and
retails followed with 147.8 million USD.
The US was the top destination
for Vietnamese capital in the period with 302.3 million USD, holding a lion’s
share of 55.4 percent.
Cambodia came second
with 89.1 million USD, followed by France, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.
As of April 20,
Vietnam had 1,417 valid overseas projects totaling 21.8 billion USD, mainly in the sectors of
mining (36 percent of total capital) and agro-forestry-fisheries./.