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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam received as much as 6,886 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) by April 20, a year-on-year surge of 85 percent, according to the General Statistic Office (GSO).

Of the total, 5,082 million USD came from 697 newly-registered projects and the remaining 1,804 million USD was from 314 added-capital projects.

In the first four months of this year, FDI disbursement was estimated to hit 4.7 billion USD, up 12 percent against the same period last year.

The processing and manufacturing industry attracted the most FDI, with about 5,246 million USD, making up 76.2 percent of the total.

The science and technology sector came in second, luring 336.6 million USD, or 4.9 percent of the total.

The northern port city of Hai Phong topped the country in attracting new FDI projects with 1,591 million USD, accounting for 31.3 percent of the period’s total new-registered FDI.

It was followed by Hanoi with 595.5 million USD, and the southern province of Binh Duong with 329 million USD.

Among 45 countries and territories that invested in new projects in Vietnam, the Republic of Korea took the lead with 2,480 million USD, making up 48.8 percent of total investment from new projects.-VNA