Inside a paint production plant in Dong Nai province (Photo: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) – The southern province of Dong Nai attracted 902 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of the year, accounting for over 90 percent of the yearly plan and up 48 percent from the same time in 2017.

According to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, investment licenses were granted to 54 FDI projects with total registered capital of over 420 million USD. Meanwhile, there were 49 projects asking to increase their investment capital.

Most of the projects are in line with the province’s policy which is attracting high-tech projects, support projects, and those which are friendly with the environment.

The FDI inflow came from the Republic of Korea (RoK), Taiwan (China), Japan, China, British Virgin Islands and Germany.

Large projects included a 40-million-USD Hi KNIT Co., Ltd project developed by RoK investor at Nhon Trach industrial park, a 33-million-USD Air Manufacturing Innovation Vietnam project by Dutch investor at Giang Dien industrial park, and a 32-million-USD DH Logistic Property Vietnam Co.,Ltd project by Singaporean investor at Loc An-Binh Son industrial park.

Projects increasing investment capital were Dutch Bosch Gasoline Systems-HCP project at Long Thanh industrial park, Singaporean OPV pharmaceutical JSC project at Bien Hoa II industrial park, and Japanese SMS Manufacturing Vietnam Co.,Ltd project at Long Duc industrial park.

The department said that the province is currently home to 1,804 FDI projects with total registered capital of 32.76 billion USD, of which there are 1,335 valid ones valued at 27.68 billion USD.

Dong Nai has attracted FDI projects from 45 countries and territories so far, of which the Rok, Taiwan and Japan are leading investors.-VNA