A total of 337 new businesses were registered in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue during the first nine months of this year, with total capital of more than 1.2 trillion VND (58.1 million USD), a year-on-year increase of 7.2 percent.

Added to this, the province has granted investment licences to 18 new projects with registered capital rising by 112.4 percent to over 2.1 trillion VND (100 million USD). It has also licensed five foreign invested projects, four more than the same period last year, worth 41.74 million USD.

The outcome is attributable to an array of dialogues between the authorities and the business circle via Thua Thien-Hue’s e-portal at www.thuethienhue.gov.vn. For example, in September more than 200 enterprises received advice and legal assistance in tax related issues.

Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue Business Association Nguyen Mau Chi said that open dialogue will provide opportunities for businesses to raise their voice and submit proposals, so that managerial officials can timely make adjustments to facilitate their operations.

In the first nine months of 2013, total social investment capital in the locality rose 9.1 percent to 10.2 trillion VND (485.7 million USD), representing 70.3 percent of the set target.-VNA