The southern province of Dong Nai, one of Vietnam’s manufacturing centres, has so far this year attracted 450 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI), representing 45.3 percent of the province’s set target of 1 billion USD for the year.

In the reviewed period, 22 FDI projects worth of over 190 million USD have been granted new licences. Meanwhile, 26 existing projects received additional capital of 260 million USD, a ccording to the provincial Planning and Investment Department .

To keep the momentum of foreign capital attraction, the province has cast special attention to administrative reform, infrastructure improvement, and human resource training.

Provincial authorities also focused on establishing a healthy and transparent investment environment to help FDI businesses maintain their smooth operation and stable development.

In 2012, the province attracted nearly 2 billion USD in foreign investment, and over 13 trillion VND in domestic investment.-VNA