Leaders of the central province of Quang Nam affirmed that they will continue efforts to facilitate operations of foreign organisations and enterprises in the province next year.

At a New Year get-together on December 19, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Phuoc Thanh told representatives from foreign organisations and enterprises operating in the locality that the province has always attached importance to external relations.

According to Thanh, Quang Nam has established cooperative ties with Osan and Yongin cities of the Republic of Korea, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces of Cambodia, Cotes d’ Armor of France and Laos’ Attapu and Champasak provinces.

He particularly noted that the partnership between Quang Nam and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank has seen in-depth development through effective joint projects.

In the first 11 months of this year, Quang Nam granted investment licences for five new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth 37.5 million USD, while FDI disbursement in the January-October period stood at 57.8 million USD. In the same period, foreign-invested enterprises in the province contributed 400 billion VND (18.8 million USD) to the provincial budget and generated jobs for about 20,000 labourers.

The province also approved 82 foreign non-governmental projects with a total value of 200 billion VND (9.4 million USD), while 42 million USD from official development assistance (ODA) sources has been disbursed in 2013.

Speaking at the get-together, Director of Groz Beckert Vietnam Gerd Josef Tevfel said his company’s revenues totalled 20 million USD this year and employed more than 700 local workers. He affirmed that the company plans to expand business next year, contributing to economic growth of the host province.-VNA