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 Hai Duong (VNA) – The northern province of Hai Duong attracted more than 185 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first two months of this year, up 39.8 percent year on year.

According to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, the locality licensed eight new projects with a total registered capital of 32.1 million USD, including five projects worth 24 million USD located outside industrial parks.

During the period, nine projects increased their investment capital by 153.45 million USD, including two projects outside industrial parks with 23 million USD added.

In order to attract more foreign investors, Hai Duong will focus on improving its investment environment and pushing administrative reform, while maintaining dialogues with businesses.

Nguyen Manh Hien, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said in 2018, the province will continue to invest in infrastructure development to lure more investments in industrial areas and clusters, priotising the production of high-tech and competitive products, and support industry.  

Hai Duong has 370 FDI projects valued at more than 7.4 billion USD, directly generating jobs for over 170,000 labourers.-VNA