Dong Thap: IPs, industrial clusters lure over 1 bln USD of investment hinh anh 1Sa Dec IP in Dong Thap province (Photo:

Dong Thap (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has attracted 123 investment projects worth over 24 trillion VND (over 1 billion USD) to three industrial parks (IPs) and 16 industrial clusters, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Deputy Director of the department Nguyen Van Na said the occupancy rate in the Sa Dec, Tran Quoc Toan and Song Hau IPs reached 98 percent.

Local authorities are paying attention to developing IPs and industrial clusters, and border economic zones with favourable locations, and promoting connection with neighboring regions and localities such Can Tho, Vinh Long, and Long An, thus creating a network to catch investment inflows.

IPs and industrial clusters in the locality have seen projects belonging various industries, especially food, aquatic and animal feed processing.

The province has 20 aquatic processing enterprises operating in IPs, creating jobs for about 21,000 labourers, contributing to lifting the locality’s processing industry value to 11 trillion VND in 2020.

In the coming time, local authorities will continue to focus on accelerating administrative reform, making it easier for investors’ business and production.

Dong Thap is striving to realise its plan to develop IPs and industrial clusters in the 2021 – 2031 period, with a vision after 2030./.