The Politburo First Issued Resolution on FDI Attraction

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For the first time after 30 years of attracting foreign investment in Vietnam, the Politburo issued a thematic resolution to guide in the coming years.

On August 21st, General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution No. 50 on the orientation of perfecting institutions and policies, improving the quality and efficiency of foreign investment cooperation by 2030.

In the period from now until 2030, the guiding point emphasized by the Politburo is to attract FDI selectively, taking quality, efficiency, technology and environmental protection as the main evaluation criteria. At the same time, priority is given to projects with advanced technology, new technology, high technology, clean technology, modern management, high added value, spreading and connecting global production and supply chains.

In addition, the overall objective is to improve institutions and policies of foreign investment cooperation with high competitiveness and international integration. At the same time, basically overcome the limitations in building, completing and organizing the implementation of institutions and policies on foreign investment cooperation.

The Resolution of the Politburo also supplements the provision on the conditions for national defense and security in the process of considering and issuing investment registration certificates with new investment projects and investment activities through the form of capital contribution and purchase of shares.

The Politburo requires clearly defining the responsibilities of investors on environmental protection during the investment period, project implementation and operation of enterprises during the project implementation period. Along with these tasks, policies on investment management and supervision; innovation and efficiency improvement of investment promotion must be paid attention to.

The Politburo noted that the emphasis on inspection, supervision and inspection is associated with improving the responsibilities of local authorities and heads; definitely deal with projects that cause environmental pollution, inefficient land use and business losses for many years, the project does not comply with its commitments.

Statistics show that after nearly 30 years of receiving FDI capital, Vietnam has more than 23,000 FDI projects with a total registered capital of over 300 billion USD. In which, the total implemented capital is about 161 billion USD. Resolution 50 sets targets, registered capital in the period 2021 – 2025 is about 150 – 200 billion USD (30 – 40 billion USD a year); implemented capital of 100 – 150 billion USD. The period of 2026 – 2030, registered capital of 200 – 300 billion USD, implemented capital of 150 – 200 billion USD.

Percentage of enterprises using advanced technology, modern management, environmental protection, towards high technology increased by 50% in 2025 and doubled (100%) in 2030. Proportion of labor through training in the labor use structure from 56% in 2017 to 70% in 2025 and 80% in 2030.

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