Hanoi Topped the Country in Attracting FDI after 7 Months

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The Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment) has recently released the data on foreign direct investment (FDI) activities in Vietnam in the first 7 months of 2018, in which Hanoi is the province that attract the most FDI with the total registered capital of 6.17 billion USD, accounting for 26.9% of total investment. It shows that Hanoi is an attractive destination for foreign investors

With a total registered capital of 6.17 billion USD, accounting for 26.9% of total investment capital in 7 months, Hanoi surpassed the second place with 4.12 billion USD registered capital of Ho Chi Minh City (accounting for 17.9% of the total investment capital), Ba Ria – Vung Tau with the total registered capital of 2.15 billion USD, accounting for 9.4% of the total investment capital.

To achieve these results, in the past 7 months there have been many large-scale projects registered to invest in Hanoi. Among them is the “smart city” project in Hai Boi commune, Vinh Ngoc district, Dong Anh district, Hanoi with a total investment of 4,138 billion USD invested by Sumitomo Corporation (Japan); The Lotte Mall Hanoi project, with a registered capital of 600 million USD, which is invested by a Korean investor in Hanoi with the goal of building a high-end international standard complex comprising of shopping centers, hotels, offices, apartments for short-term business travelers.

At the conference “Hanoi 2018 – Investment and Development Cooperation”, Hanoi also handed over the decision approving the investment policy and investment registration certificates for 71 projects, with total investment capital of more than 400,000 billion VND (nearly 20 billion USD). Of which, there are 11 FDI projects with a total capital of more than 130 trillion VND (5.428 billion USD). This is a very impressive achievement, the result of the best foreign investment attraction so far and the hallmark of Hanoi in the work of attracting FDI.

According to the Hanoi Statistics Office, in the first 7 months of 2018, the production and business situation of foreign-invested enterprises still maintained a growth rate of 14,791 billion VND, equivalent to 48.3% of the plan, increase by 3.6% over the same period in 2017. This also shows that the prospect of attracting investment in Hanoi in the coming time will continue to flourish.

According to the Foreign Investment Department, across the country, in the first 7 months of 2018, foreign investors have invested in 17 industries, of which the processing and manufacturing sector attracts the most attention of foreign investors with a total of 9.63 billion USD, accounting for 41.95% of the total registered capital. The real estate business ranks second with total investment capital of 5.6 billion USD, accounting for 24.4% of total registered capital. The third is wholesale and retail sector with a total registered capital of 1.69 billion USD, accounting for 7.4% of total registered capital.

In addition, in 7 months, 96 countries and territories have invested in Vietnam. Japan ranked first with total investment of 6.88 billion USD, accounting for nearly 30% of total investment; Korea ranked second with total registered capital of 5.46 billion USD, accounting for 23.8% of total investment in Vietnam; Singapore ranked third with total registered capital of USD 2.73 billion, accounting for 11.9% of total investment capital…

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