The Binh hoa industrial park in An Giang (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) – In the first half of 2017, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang attracted 4.7 trillion VND (206.8 million USD) worth of investment in 44 projects, of which 42 were owned by domestic investors.

The provincial Department of Planning and Investment said the numbers represented a 36.3-percent increase in project number and a 36.7-percent drop in the amount of registered capital in comparison with the same period last year.

The reduction was caused by an annual fall in the average capital registered per project, which ranged between 100 and 110 billion VND (4.4 – 4.84 million USD). The figure for last year was between 200 and 225 billion VND (8.8 – 9.9 million USD).

Large projects recorded during the period included a 1.45 trillion VND (63.8 million USD) industrial cluster for farm produce processing, the 283.3 billion VND (12.4 million USD) expansion of Ba Chua Xu spiritual-cultural tourism site, and a 150 billion VND (6.6 million USD) tourism site in Tra Su mountain.   

Regarding foreign direct investment, the province has to date recorded 37 valid projects with registered value reaching more than 219.8 million USD. -VNA