The southern province of Binh Duong has attracted over one billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of 2015, surpassing its set target for the whole year.

According to Director of the province’s Planning and Investment Department Nguyen Thanh Truc, the province has licensed 102 new projects with registered investment of 712 million USD, and allowed 66 existing projects to increase their capital in the period.

Among total registered investment capital, 270 million USD has been poured into supporting industries.

According to Chairman of the province’s People Committee Tran Van Nam, three big FDI projects with a total investment of three billion USD are pending in 2015, including tourism projects in Dau Tieng and BacTann Uyen districts and a garment and textile project. They are in the process of evaluating the investments’ impacts on the environment.

The province is currently home to 2,490 valid FDI projects with a total capital of 21.3 billion USD, generating jobs for hundreds of thousands of workers.-VNA