A corner of Tra Vinh province (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh attracted 17 new investment projects with total registered capital of 344 billion VND (15.11 million USD) in the first two months of 2018, reported the provincial Planning and Investment Department.

Two rural agricultural projects were added, including a 200 billion VND seafood feed factory at Tra Vinh city’s Long Duc industrial zone and the Tan Hoa seafood processing plant worth 60 billion VND in Tieu Can district.

Director of Tra Vinh Planning and Investment Department Do Van Khe said the province has supported ongoing projects in the locality and addressed businesses’ difficulties.

The department will increase monitoring over projects with slow disbursement. It has asked the provincial People’s Committee to revoke licences from businesses that fail to make progress.

Tra Vinh is home to 233 investment projects. Of the figure, there are 195 domestic projects with registered capital worth about 100.82 trillion VND (4.43 billion USD) and 38 foreign ones worth more than 3.1 billion USD.

In 2017, the province drew 60 new projects, with 32 of them now operational. -VNA