|Workers at the assembly line inside Canon factory in Bắc Ninh province. FDI had increased in January 2017 for Việt Nam, specially towards manufacturing and processing industries. — Photo thanhniennews.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Việt Nam reached US$1.42 billion from the beginning of the year until January 20, according to data from the General Statistics Office.
The amount exceeded FDI during the same period in 2016 by 6.6 per cent.
During this time, Việt Nam attracted 175 newly-approved projects with total registered capital up to $1.24 billion, up by 37.8 per cent in terms of project number and 23 per cent in terms of capital compared with the same period last year.
Simultaneously, 76 projects from previous years had applied for capital adjustment with an added amount of $179.2 million.
Estimation of capital disbursement for FDI in January 2017 alone reached $850 million, up by 6.3 per cent from the same period in 2016.
The real estate business attracted $297.4 million, accounting for 23.9 per cent of total national FDI.
In total, 26 cities and provinces of Việt Nam approved renewed FDI projects, in which southern Bình Dương Province had the largest amount of registered capital at $666.2 million, followed by northern Bắc Giang Province at $159.5 million.
In January 2017, out of 31 countries and territories with renewed FDI projects in Việt Nam, Singapore was the most significant investor with $416.7 million, accounting for 33.5 per cent of total renewed capital. The Republic of Korea was in second place with $347.8 million at 28 per cent, followed by China with $310.1 million at 24.9 per cent. — VNS