The southern city of Can Tho has attracted an additional 25.8 million USD for its industrial zone of Tra Noc, one of the most successful in the Mekong Delta with 98 percent of its total area of 290ha in use.

Located near Hau River and national highway 91 for easy access, Tra Noc industrial zone has so far lured 183 projects with registered capital totalling 1.6 billion USD.

In the first nine months of this year, its total revenue exceeded 800 million USD, including 294 million USD from exports.

The industrial park is investing 213 billion VND (about 10 million USD) in a plant capable of treating all the wastewater of its nearly 190 businesses.

As efforts to attract more investors, local authorities have reduced land rent price to 0.6 USD from 4 USD per sq m/year, and shrunk processing time for investment licences from 90 days to 60 days.-VNA