The southern province of Binh Duong has attracted 925 million USD of foreign direct investment (FDI) so far this year, nearly 92.5 percent of its target for the year.

In the first half of 2013, Binh Duong has seen 63 new projects begin with an investment of more than 593 million USD, while 69 others received an additional 331 million USD.

At present, the number of FDI projects operating in the locality totals 2,167 at a cost of 18.2 billion USD.

To continue attracting foreign investors, Binh Duong has focused on streamlining administrative procedures and creating a favourable investment environment. It has also revamped infrastructure in industrial parks.

So far this year the province has reported a total export turnover of 6 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 16.3 percent, and a trade surplus of over 1 billion USD.-VNA