Industrial and economic zones in northern cities and provinces have so far attracted more than 3,000 domestic and foreign-invested projects worth over 40 billion USD.

They make up nearly 40 percent of the total number of projects invested in industrial and economic parks across the country, according to reports at a conference of management boards of industrial and economic zones in the northern region that took place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 15.

Major parks that have operated efficiently include Dinh Vu-Cat Hai in the northern port city of Hai Phong and Van Don in Quang Ninh province.

Delegates at the conference reviewed operations of the industrial and economics parks as well as their impacts on socio-economic development.

They made in-depth analysis of the existing policies and mechanisms, focusing on shortcomings that hinder land clearance, compensation and investment attraction.

They also proposed incentives for housing projects for workers and measures to promote investment in industrial parks.-VNA