|The model of Hải Dương Thermal Power Plant in the northern province of Hải Dương. — Photo cafef.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The northern province of Hải Dương attracted US$185 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first two months of 2018, a year-on-year increase of 39.8 per cent.
This was revealed by the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
In the reviewed period, eight FDI projects worth over $32.1 million were granted new licences, and nine existing projects were allowed to add a combined capital of $153.45 million.
To become an attractive destination for foreign investment in future, the province will focus on improving the business climate, accelerating administrative reforms, publicising and bringing about transparency in all administrative procedures, such as investment, enterprises, natural resources, environment, construction, transport, electricity, tax and customs.
Nguyễn Mạnh Hiển, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said in 2018 the province would continue to improve infrastructure to attract investment in industrial zones and clusters, prioritise the development of industries producing hi-tech, clean and industrial products that have competitive advantages, as well as support industries.
In addition to this, Hải Dương has also invested in building new infrastructure for some industrial parks to speed up the implementation of many projects, such as the North-South road and other essential transportation routes and the Hải Dương Thermal Power Plant, Hiển said.
Hải Dương currently has 370 projects with total FDI investment of nearly $7.43 billion. — VNS