The northern province of Hai Duong has attracted investments worth 480 million USD so far this year, a 3.2-fold increase compared to the same period last year.

According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Xuan Doan, the province saw 29 new investment projects worth 343.4 million USD.

Major projects include the 225 million USD Dai An Vietnam-Canada international hospital, a 19.5 million USD project by SD Global and a 13 million USD project by Chung Ley, he noted.

Doan added that Hai Duong was striving to attract an additional 510 million USD in investments and a disbursement of 213.2 million USD by the end of this year.

To this end, the province will run investment promotion campaigns targetting large and multinational groups, and work with central ministries to attract investments.

Meanwhile, the province will also step up its administrative reform, create better conditions for investors to operate in, and strengthen links with investors to increase their confidence, said Doan.

So far, Hai Duong has implemented 282 foreign-invested projects from 24 countries and territories around the world, with a total registered capital of 6.3 billion USD. FDI projects in the locality have disbursed 2.83 billion USD, meeting 44 percent of the province’s target.

The projects have also created jobs for 136,000 direct and thousands of indirect employees, Doan added.-VNA