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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Vietnam sees improvements in FDI attraction: investor

Updated: 15:26’ - 30/04/2023
Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction policy has been improved significantly as foreign investors are now allowed to pour capital into almost areas, a businessperson has said.

So far this year, FDI channeled into Vietnam neared USD 8.9 billion__Photo: VNA

Ann Huynh, Chairwoman of 3SI Inc investment company based in Virginia, the US, told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) that Vietnam’s infrastructure has been upgraded and administrative procedures have been streamlined.
North American investors are interested in emerging markets, especially Vietnam, in such areas as high-tech and electric vehicle manufacturing, she said, noting that they want to learn about the country’s incentives, orientations and infrastructure.
Regarding cooperation between Vietnam and the US, Huynh said it has been expanded and growing fruitfully, from economy, investment and trade to national defense and security, agriculture, tourism, education and war consequence settlement.
She, however, pointed to obstacles to foreign investors regarding policies and investment licensing, noting her hope that administrative procedures will be further reformed to facilitate operations of foreign enterprises.

So far this year, FDI channeled into Vietnam neared USD 8.9 billion, with new capital surging after a slight decrease in the first three months.
According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), there were 750 new projects granted investment licenses worth over USD 4.1 billion, up 65.2 percent and 11.1 percent annually, respectively.
A total of 386 projects had their capital added for a total of USD 1.66 billion, a 19.5 percent increase in quantity and reduction of 68.6 percent in value against the same period last year. The growth, despite the associated decrease, reflected investors’ confidence in Vietnam’s business climate and decisions to expand their existing projects.
Also in the four months, foreign investors did 1,044 transactions of capital contribution and share purchases, with their contributed capital exceeding USD 3.1 billion, up 70.4 percent year-on-year. They invested in 18 economic sectors, mostly in processing and manufacturing with over USD 5.1 billion or 57.8 percent of their total investment.
The number of countries and territories investing in Vietnam in the period amounted to 77. Singapore took the lead by pouring close to USD 2.2 billion into the market, followed by Japan with nearly USD 2 billion and China with USD 752 million.- (VNA/VLLF)
Tags: Vietnam , FDI

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