The northern port city of Hai Phong has attracted FDI worth US$962 million in the first half of this year, a 336 per cent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.
Fourteen FDI projects have received licences, including the Bridgestone Tire Sales Viet Nam Limited Liability Company, which has a capital of $574.8 million and Nipro Pharma Viet Nam Limited Company ($250 million).
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
EU helps VN develop, implement health care
The Policy Dialogue programme funded by the European Union and developed by the World Health Organisation was launched in Ha Noi on Thursday to help Viet Nam enhance its capacity of developing and implementing national health policies and strategies.
Saigon Times Daily
Lotte Viet Nam to build central trade centre
The central province of Binh Thuan has licensed Lotte Viet Nam to build the Phan Thiet Lotte Complex Trade Centre at Hung Vuong 1 residential area in Phan Thiet.
The seven-storey mall will be built on an area of 7,453 sq. metres at a cost of $30 million, according to the province people's committee.
Dau Tu (Investment)
More than 32,000 workers sent oversees
Viet Nam has sent 32,272 guest workers aboard in the first five months, or nearly 36 per cent of this year's target of 90,000, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department.
Taiwan tops the list in terms of number of workers with 11,319, followed by the Republic of Korea (5,743), Japan (3,463), Laos (2,880), Malaysia (3,143), Cambodia (2,201), Macao (948), Cyprus (730), UAE (418), and Russia (102).
For the first time Viet Nam has sent 43 workers to Denmark.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberate Sai Gon)
Tay Ninh lures $1.5b in foreign investment
Tay Ninh has attracted $1.5 billion from investors in 19 countries or territories into 200 projects in the first half-year.
The south-western province has become an attractive destination for local and foreign investors, according to local authorities.
Tin Tuc (News)