Inauguration ceremony of Japan’s Meitoku Engineering Co. in Ha Nam (Photo: hanam.gov.vn)
 

Ha Nam (VNA) – The northern province of Ha Nam has attracted 69 investment projects worth more than 2 billion USD since the beginning of this year, increasing 38 percent in the number of projects and 197.4 percent in capital year-on-year.

They included 25 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with total newly registered and added capital of 695 million USD and 44 domestically-funded projects worth 30 trillion VND (1.35 billion USD), said Nguyen Van Oang, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment. 

At present, the province is home to 604 valid investment projects, including 180 FDI projects worth 2.073 billion USD and 424 domestically-invested ones totalling 80 trillion VND (3.5 billion USD). 

In the coming time, Oang said that Ha Nam will continue devising policies and mechanisms to attract investment in hi-tech and energy-saving support industries, agricultural and rural development, tourism, hotel and supermarket construction, transport, logistics, and health care. 

The locality will prioritise luring investors from Japan, the Republic of Korea and European countries, he said, adding that it will also mobilise different investment sources for socio-economic development, including State financial support, official development assistance (ODA), private capital and local budgets. 

The province will continue supporting enterprises in recruiting and training employees as well as in applying and transfering technology, while stepping up administrative reform to increase its Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI).-VNA