Industrial zones in the capital city of Hanoi expect to attract investment capital of 250 million USD in 2012.

To achieve this goal, the Hanoi Industrial and Export Processing Zone Management Board will promote activities to attract investment and present Hanoi ’s potential and preferential policies for investors.

The management board will also do its utmost to help enterprises develop their business and manufacturing activities.

In 2011, the board granted investment licences to 29 new projects and adjusted capital for 21 projects, worth totalling 191.13 million USD, a year-on-year increase of 40.5 percent. The enterprises in economic zones achieved high growth, with the total turnover of 4.068 billion USD, up 13.8 percent from the previous year.

Export turnover reached over 2.46 billion USD, up 15.5 percent, while import value increased by 17.7 percent to 2.48 billion USD.

Up to now, the industrial zones in Hanoi have had 510 registered projects and 115,100 workers, a year-on-year increase of 6,843 workers./.