Industrial parks and export processing zones in the southern province of Tay Ninh have attracted over 490 million USD of foreign investment in the first six months of this year, up 13.4 percent annually.

As a result, the province had 231 valid foreign direct investment projects with total registered capital of nearly 3.4 billion USD as of the end of June.

The province is also home to 361 domestic projects worth a total 38 trillion VND (approximately 1.76 billion USD).

Of the projects, Trang Bang industrial park has attracted 160 projects with total investment of 700 million USD; the Moc Bai industrial zone has 46 investment projects with total registered capital of 444 million USD.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy said the province has bolstered foreign investment capital in industrial production and economy in the past time.

She reported that local foreign invested businesses posted a combined industrial output value of 631 million USD in the first six months of 2015, around 48 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

FDI projects in the province’s industrial parks and processing centres have created jobs for 93,000 local and neighboring workers.-VNA