Ha Nam province seeks ways to support FDI firms hinh anh 1A representative of FDI firms speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nam (VNA) – Leaders of the northern province of Ha Nam on January 13 held a meeting with foreign investors to listen to their feedback, aiming to seek measures to remove obstacles and difficulties in their production and business activities.

Ha Nam is currently home to 341 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth nearly 4.87 billion USD in total. Of which, 285 are operating.

In 2021, industrial production value of the FDI firms accounted for 70.7 percent of the province’s total. They contributed 36.4 percent to the locality’s State budget collection and 80.8 percent to export revenue.

Last year, they donated nearly 23 billion VND (1 million USD) to COVID-19 prevention and control activities.

The majority of the FDI businesses acknowledged Ha Nam’s efforts to create optimal conditions for them during their operations, especially by promptly injecting COVID-19 vaccines to workers, enabling them to maintain normal production.

They suggested Ha Nam to further shorten time for processing administrative procedures and give them more support in recruitment, power supply, security and order protection in industrial parks (IP), and IP infrastructure upgrading.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Le Thi Thuy spoke highly of the FDI firms’ contributions to Ha Nam's socio-economic development.

Thuy said she hoped they will overcome difficulties to recover production, while implementing their commitments, especially in investment and environmental protection, improving their technologies, fostering connections with local firms, and ensuring safety against COVID-19.

She pledged that local authorities will always accompany them, create the best conditions for them to expand their business, and stay ready to listen to their opinions and petitions./.