The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has listed 15 key projects in five sectors requiring investment in 2015.

Of the projects, three involve developing residential and urban areas; two are related to culture and tourism development; six deal with infrastructure; two are in the health sector; and two will boost agricultural services.

Some notable projects are the Ganh Hao port, with an estimated investment of 600 billion VND (27.7 million USD); the industrial Lang Tram zone, 670 billion VND (30.9 million USD); and another hi-tech agricultural production park, 1,362 billion VND (62.9 million USD).

Nguyen Quoc Nam, deputy director of the province’s tourism and trade investment promotion centre, said Bac Lieu has been worked to create a good investment environment. It has issued many incentivised policies on finance, tax exemption, income tax and labour training to assist enterprises.

In the first quarter of the year, the construction of an eel processing factory managed by a Republic of Korean investor, and a factory run by the Vietnam Garment and Textile Corporation started in the province.

The province expects to reel foreign investment into hi-technology agriculture, aquaculture breeding and healthcare this year.-VNA