|A production line of the Thai-invested CP Vietnam Livestock JSC at Phu Nghia industrial park, Chuong My outskirts district, Hanoi__Photo: VNA|
Vietnam attracted nearly USD 20.21 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first nine months of this year, up 7.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
In the period, there were 1,924 newly-registered projects with a total capital of USD 10.23 billion, up 66.3 percent and 43.6 percent year-on-year, respectively.
Meanwhile, over USD 5.15 billion was added to 934 existing projects, down 39.7 percent and up 22.8 percent year-on-year, respectively.
The value of capital contribution and share purchase deals increased by 47 percent to USD 4.82 billion.
The manufacturing and processing sector continued leading in FDI attraction, with over USD 14 billion, followed by real estate with close to USD 1.94 billion, and finance and banking with USD 1.54 billion.
Among the 102 countries and territories investing in Vietnam during the nine months, Singapore was the biggest investor with more than USD 3.98 billion, marking over 19.7 percent of total investment, followed by China with USD 2.92 billion or 14.5 percent, and Japan with nearly USD 2.9 billion or 14.3 percent.
During the January-September period, foreign investors poured money into 54 of the 63 provinces and centrally-run cities.
Hanoi recorded nearly USD 2.53 billion in FDI registered, maintaining its top position in FDI attraction. The FDI poured in Hanoi accounted for nearly 12.5 percent of the registered sum nationwide and increased 2.46-fold year on year.
The northern city of Hai Phong came second with nearly USD 2.21 billion, equivalent to 10.9 percent of the total and up 82.4 percent from a year earlier. It was followed by Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang province, and Binh Duong province.- (VLLF)