The northern province of Ninh Binh is making every effort to attract greater internal and external investment by implementing appropriate measures.

Apart from holding dialogues between investors and the provincial leaders in order to timely provide assistance and solve difficulties faced by enterprises in implementing their projects in the locality, Ninh Binh is actively diversifying communication forms to promote its business and investment environment.

It has linked its investment promotion website with those of the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Department and the Investment Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to exchange information on potential investors.

The province has also promoted the geological beauty and the historical and cultural values of its relic sites. Especially, the Trang An eco-tourism complex, which is pending for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognition as a world natural heritage, has been advertised on CNN channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in order to lure more foreign holidaymakers.

Additionally, the provincial authorities have directed relevant departments and sectors to build an investment database and provide online information on investment and construction management.

A hotline has also been launched to answer questions relating to the State’s laws, regulations and instructions on investment management and master plans on the province’s socio-economic development.

Since the province hosted an investment promotion conference in late November 2012, it has licensed 24 projects and signed eight memoranda of understanding on investment cooperation.

At present, several companies from Taiwan, the Republic of Korea and Japan are seeking investment opportunities in the province’s industrial parks.-VNA