The southern province of Dong Nai will realise its green production target from now to 2020 with special focus on support industries and hi-tech projects that are environmentally friendly.

To pursue sustainable development, the province will boost economic growth in combination with ensuring social security and environmental protection, said Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Bo Ngoc Thu.

Therefore, the locality aims to attract only 1 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year, she said, adding that it will continue to help businesses overcome difficulties as well as streamline administrative formalities and create a favourable investment climate to lure foreign investors.

In 2014, Dong Nai attracted over 1.6 billion USD in FDI, half of which went to hi-tech and support industry projects.

The outcome was attributed to local efforts in supporting enterprises through regular meetings and accelerating administrative reform via the application of the one-stop-shop mechanism, Thu said.-VNA