HCM City attracted US$1.05 billion in foreign direct investment in the first five months of this year, up 33 per cent year-on-year, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.
The pledges included $669 million in 200 new projects and $386 million in existing ones.
The foreign investment in industrial parks and export processing zones was worth $400 million.
In the period the city licensed 11,419 new firms with total registered capital of VND77.388 trillion, up 45.5 per cent year-on-year.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Can Tho to build three high-tech parks
The People's Committee of Can Tho City has announced plans to build three high-tech agricultural parks at a total cost of US$44 million.
To be built in Co Do and Thoi Lai districts, they will spread over a total area of 364ha and produce and supply seeds for ornamental trees and pure-bred rice and fingerlings for aquaculturists.
They are expected to be finished in 2020.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
VN exports 2m tonnes of rice
Viet Nam exported 2.081 million tones of rice in the first five months of this year, down 11 per cent year-on-year, according to the Viet Nam Food Association.
In May 525,742 tonnes were exported, down 19 per cent from the previous month.
Nhan Dan (People)