After three decades, foreign direct investment attraction has proved its significant role in the socio-economic development of Thanh Hoa province, helping to shift the economic structure, create jobs, and increase local productivity.

In 2018, foreign direct investment capital pouring into the locality is expected to hit more than 554 million USD.

Some of big projects include Nghi Son cement plant, Sakurai garment factory, and Annora footwear factory, among others.

In the coming time, Thanh Hoa will give priority to luring more foreign direct investment projects. In the area of agriculture, the province will also attract foreign direct investment in high-quality rice, vegetable, and poultry processing. –VNA