Producing wooden furniture at Phú Bài IZ. Photo baothuathienhue.vn
THỪA THIÊN -HUẾ The central province of Thừa Thiên - Huế aims to attract 10 domestic and foreign investment projects with total registered capital of VNĐ8 trillion (US$343 million) to its economic zones (EZs) and industrial zones (IZs) in 2020.
The province also targets VNĐ6 trillion ($258 million) of registered investment to be disbursed by the end of this year, online newspaper baodautu.vn cited head of the provincial EZs and IZs Management Board Lê Văn Tuệ as saying.
This year, the provincial EZs and IZs would see work started on nine major projects, Tuệ said.
One of them is an automotive assembly and manufacturing complex worth VNĐ2.7 trillion ($117.4 million). Financed by the Bách Việt Automobile Manufacturing Industry Joint Stock Company, the complex spans 50ha in the Chân Mây-Lăng Cô EZ. Its construction will begin in the third quarter of this year and will be finished in 2024.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngọc Thọ said his province would focus on perfecting infrastructure to create an attractive investment environment while supporting enterprises in fulfilling investment procedures to lure more investment to local zones.
The chairman also asked provincial EZs and IZs Management Boards to draw up plans and investment incentives that would help to attract strategic investors with adequate financial capacities and reputable trademarks.
Last year, local EZs and IZs attracted 10 projects with total investment of nearly VNĐ10 trillion, bringing the total number of projects located in their facilities to 146, worth some VNĐ100 trillion.
Currently, nearly 200 businesses are operating in these zones, creating 31,500 jobs. Last year, their revenues topped VNĐ28 trillion, contributing VNĐ2.66 trillion to local budget. VNS