During the first months of 2013, the southern province of Binh Duong attracted 40 new FDI projects, worth an additional 365 million USD in capital, bringing the total number of projects to 2,156 and FDI capital to over 17.8 billion USD.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Cung, to attain this achievement, Binh Duong has launched many programmes to approach investors. The support and contribution of domestic and foreign businesses also played an important role, he added.

The provincial authority urged relevant agencies to complete public administrative reforms, fulfil their tasks quickly and clarify Vietnamese laws to investors.

Binh Duong also improved its investment environment, especially in transport infrastructure, hygiene, electricity, water supply and drainage systems, workers’ housing, taxation, e-customs, human resources, services for investment and production.

Last year, Binh Duong absorbed a huge amount of FDI projects worth 2.839 billion USD - 2.6 times higher than expected – making it the province with the most FDI projects in the country.-VNA