Business climate lures investors to Dong Thap hinh anh 1 Tra fish processing (Photo:VNA)

Dong Thap (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has achieved outstanding results in attracting investment thanks to its high ranking in the provincial competitiveness index (PCI), which assesses the capacity of provincial governments to develop business environments.

Last year, Dong Thap province was second in the country’s PCI ranking and became the most competitive locality in the Mekong Delta region. From 2010-2015, the province attracted more than 25 trillion VND (1.12 billion USD) in investment.

Large enterprises landing investments in the province include Australian Austfeed Group, domestic Nghi Phong Group, Russian Dialog Group, RoK In Jae Group and domestic Vingroup.

Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Truong Hoai Chau highlighted that the PCI ranking attracted potential investors while showing the satisfaction of enterprises that already invested in the locality.

The province has focused on improving industrial infrastructure and policies as well as public services to create a favourable investment environment, he added.

In 2016, the province is investing in a 150-hectare industrial zone and a 50-hectare industrial complex as well as encouraging investment in rice, mango, bonsai, tra fish, duck, longan and chilli.-VNA