The northern Hai Duong province’s industrial parks have attracted 163 investment projects from 30 countries and territories worldwide, with total registered capital of 3 billion USD since 2003, according to the provincial Industrial Park (IP) Management Board.

The board, which marked its 10th year in operation at a ceremony on May 13, said most of the projects were invested by foreign investors, focusing on electric, electronic and garment and textile industries.

Foreign-invested projects mostly apply advanced and environmentally-friendly technology to their production. Currently, procedures are underway for two pending projects in Dai An IP, including a 200 million USD Canada International Hospital and a 65 million USD project to build workshops for lease.

Hai Duong IP Management Board said it will continue to build and develop infrastructure facilities in the IPs, particularly waste water treatment factories, and improve investment environment to lure more projects with large scales, high technology values.

At the same time, the board will monitor the operations of enterprises in the IP to ensure they comply with the law and take measures to care for material and spiritual life of workers.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Hieu affirmed that Hai Duong province and the provincial IPs Management Board have been able to make use of local advantages in terms of geological location and human resources to attract investment.

The ministry will work closely with the province to create more favourable conditions for businesses and projects in the locality to develop, contribute to the national industrialisation and modernisation process, he said.-VNA