The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long is calling for investment in a list of 47 key projects from now to 2015, which will cost an estimated 23.2 trillion VND (1.1 billion USD).

Over 11.15 trillion VND (531.2 million USD) will go to 15 infrastructure construction and industry projects while 6.76 trillion VND (322 million USD) will be needed for urban and housing development.

In the trade and service sectors, the province is seeking investment for 15 projects worth 2.57 trillion VND (123 million USD) with a focus on developing infrastructure for traditional and agricultural wholesale markets alongside building more modern trade centres.

Sports and tourism, environmental protection and training and education hope to attract 2.72 trillion VND (129.3 million USD) in investment.

The province is offering investment incentives to domestic and foreign investors, including financial support in drawing up detailed plans and building projects as well as administrative assistance.

Investors can also seek assistance with technology, land compensation and clearance.

The province is reforming administrative procedures in order to implement a one-stop shop mechanism, which would be more convenient for investors, said Le Quang Trung, director of the province's Department of Planning and Investment. He added that the province is also focusing on high-quality human resource training.

According to the Foreign Investment Agency, Vinh Long attracted 23 foreign-invested projects with capital totalling 111 million USD so far this year.-VNA