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Ha Nam (VNA) – Foreign investors from 11 countries and territories have poured 1.4 billion USD into 155 projects in the northern province of Ha Nam so far, heard a meeting in the locality on January 15.

Meeting with representatives from over 100 enterprises foreign direct investment (FDI) operating in the locality, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong praised FDI firms for their contributions to Ha Nam’s socio-economic development.

The local authorities granted investment licenses to 35 foreign-invested projects in 2015, Dong said, adding that FDI firms have contributed over 320 billion VND (14.4 million USD) to the State budget, making up 17.18 percent of the province’s budget collection.

Representatives from FDI enterprises asked the local authorities to pay extra attention to developing and upgrading transport infrastructure, and improving the efficiency of environment management and pollution handling.

Provincial leaders pledged to give their best support to foreign investors, helping them solve difficulties in their business and production.

Foreign investors and enterprises were urged to accelerate the implementation of their projects, renovate production technologies, and improve incomes for their employees in the coming year.

Ha Nam boasts eight industrial parks with a total area of 2,000 hectares, of which four are now operational. The local authorities intend to develop 18 industrial clusters with a total area of 500 ha.

The province plans to attract 180 trillion VND (8 billion USD) in investments between 2016 and 2020.-VNA