Australia will encourage businesses to invest in the central city of Da Nang, the Australian Consul General in HCM City said during a visit here on May 18.

He said Da Nang had potential, especially in tourism development.

The city currently has 13 investment projects from Australia worth 9 million USD– 0.3 percent of the city's total foreign investment capital of 3 billion USD.

Da Nang has called for more foreign investment in tourism and hi-tech sectors.-VNA