Nghe An’s investment promotion activities have an important role to play in attracting investors to the province, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has said.

Those activities have helped the province draw more and more investment projects, including important and large-scale ones, creating a big momentum for the socio-economic development in the central province, Hung said at an annual investment promotion conference, the fifth of its kind, organised by Nghe An People’s Committee in coordination with the Party Committee of the Central Business Bloc and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), on Feb. 23.

The activities should focus on infrastructure projects, especially those related to the transport system, Hung told more than 500 participants who are representatives of ministries and branches, domestic and foreign businessmen, investors and economic experts.

Together with promotion activities, the province should continue administrative reforms and attach importance to and harmonie benefits among the State, community, people and investors, he added.

Since the first conference in 2009, Nghe An has attracted 335 investment projects with a total registered capitals of 107.1 trillion VND (around 5 billion USD).

Among the 22 foreign investment projects, Japan’s Kobe steel project is the biggest in the province with an expected capital of 1 billion USD. -VNA