Industrial zones in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have drawn more 5.6 million USD, according to the management board of the city’s industrial zones.

The figure, which comes from four new projects and capital increases of three existing projects, represents a six percent increase from the same period last year.

Currently, the city’s industrial zones have 214 valid projects with a combined investment capital of 1.91 billion USD, 192 of which are operational and 22 are under implementation.

The board said industrial zones in Can Tho plan to produce an industrial and commercial value of 1.5 billion USD with an export value of 620 million USD in 2015.

The zones are expected to generate 3,500 new jobs and contribute 2 trillion VND (92 million USD) in tax.

In the first four months, the industrial value produced by the industrial zones reached 400 million USD, up 10.9 percent against the same period.-VNA