A solar power project in Bình Thuận Province. SCIC would promote investment to alternative energy projects in the future. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Công Thử
HÀ NỘI — The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) has targeted disbursing investment of VNĐ13-16 trillion (US$561-690 million) annually to focus capital on key industries and sectors to promote economic growth.
SCIC general director Nguyễn Chí Thành said this is the SCIC's investment strategy for 2020-25 and toward 2035 to complete its goal of becoming the Government’s strategic investor.
"At present, the SCIC is studying investing in some key State-owned projects that need capital such as Long Thành airport, North-South expressway, Vietnam Airlines and PVGas and buying shares at some big banks and enterprises," Thành told Tổ quốc (Fatherland) newspaper.
Thành said after the corporation basically completed its tasks of receiving and restructuring State-owned enterprises, it would focus on investment activities from 2020 to boost domestic and overseas investment.
The SCIC will seek investment opportunities in the domestic economy and local enterprises and disburse investment to key economic sectors that need State capital, he said.
The sectors also include high technology, digital economy, energy, high-tech agriculture, key infrastructure projects, finance and banking.
The corporation has targeted investing VNĐ82 trillion in those sectors until 2025.
In addition, with experience in investment and business over the past 14 years, the SCIC will seek investment from the private sector and foreign investors for enterprises it manages.
To reach the goals, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has directed ministries and sectors to have solutions to remove difficulties of the SCIC in investment.
The SCIC has also proposed the State have specific mechanisms and policies instead of general regulations for State-owned enterprises, including regulations for appraising investment opportunities, making investment decisions, managing post-investment and evaluating investment efficiency.
The SCIC will continue to perfect systems of regulations and processes relating to investment management, Thành said.
The SCIC has submitted to the Government to get approval for its development strategy for 2020-2025 and toward 2035.
After receiving approval, the corporation will review and complete the current legal system on the operation of a governmental investment fund.
Thành said the SCIC has also proposed the Government approve charter capital of VNĐ50 trillion and a roadmap for increasing charter capital to promote investment activities, achieving its business goals.
The corporation will promote training and build mechanisms to attract experts in the management of investment funds and key industries. Those activities will support it to develop investment activities in the future.
Since its establishment in 2006, the SCIC has disbursed total investment of nearly VNĐ28.5 trillion in business and production at the enterprises. The corporation has gained efficiency in those investment activities to increase State capital. Its return on equity (ROE) in 2006-19 was 13 per cent. — VNS