The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang strives to earn 1.6 billion USD from exports in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 8.1 percent.

The locality also aims for an average annual export growth of 23 percent in the 2011-2015 period, surpassing the set target by 5-7 percent.

To realise the goal, Tien Giang will continue to lure investment in industrial parks and clusters as well as help investors address difficulties and complete procedures for the scheduled implementation of their projects.

It also plans to encourage businesses to diversify their exports and take measures to improve product quality and competitiveness while providing them with updated information on export markets.

Last year, the province’s export value hit a record of 1.48 billion USD, exceeding the set target by 26.5 percent and up 23.8 percent against 2013. Major exports were garments, processed seafood and plastic products.

According to a report by the provincial industrial zone management board, in 2014, local industrial parks attracted five new projects and saw four others added investment with a total capital of over 71.6 million USD.

The four industrial clusters of An Thanh, Song Thuan, Trung An and Tan My Chanh were fully filled with 83 projects, creating 12,000 jobs.

During the year, businesses operating at the industrial parks exported more than 1 billion USD worth of commodities, almost doubling the 2013 figure.

Dong Nai, together with Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Tien Giang provinces and Ho Chi Minh City, form Vietnam’s southern key economic region.-VNA