More than 154 electronic businesses in the southern province of Binh Duong exported over 1 billion USD worth of products in the first eight months of this year.

Notably, phones and spare parts fetched 700 million USD, up 40 percent against the same period last year, while the computers and other electronic products earned 400 million USD, up 4 percent.

According to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, the province has so far licensed 154 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects operating in the electronic industry, providing jobs for nearly 50,000 people. Most of the projects are invested by Japan .

The Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks I and II are home to the largest number of 126 electronic businesses.

At present, Binh Duong is calling for investment in hi-tech areas such as electricity and electronics, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and support industry.-VNA