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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has attracted 12.94 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) as of July 20, up 46.9 percent against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Of the total, nearly 8.7 billion USD came from 1,408 new projects with the remaining 4.24 billion USD from 660 added-capital projects.

Investors poured money into new projects across 47 provinces and cities nationwide in the period.

The northern port city of Hai Phong topped the country in attracting new FDI projects with nearly 1.84 billion USD, accounting for 21.2 percent of the period’s total new-registered FDI.

It was followed by Hanoi, the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

Ho Chi Minh City ranked fifth with 641.4 million USD, making up 7.4 percent of the total.-VNA