PSNews – Recently, the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment announced that from beginning of this year to July 20, Vietnam disbursed a total of US$9.85 billion, up 8.8% year-on-year.
Vietnamese businesses have poured US$238.33 million in 81 new ventures abroad and an additional US$41.3 million into 21 existing overseas projects during the first seven months of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in recent years has seen a halt, but along with that there is also a positive sign in relation to the minimal difference between FDI registered and disbursed capital.
Leading destinations for the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) such as Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces, have been shifting their focus to investment quality after 30 years attracting foreign capital.
Vietnamese businesses injected US$331 million into 122 projects abroad in the first nine months of this year, the Foreign Investment Agency reported.
Vietnam attracted US$8.06 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first four months of 2018, equivalent to 76.1% of the figure in the same period last year, according to the National Statistics Office.
Foreign-invested enterprises disbursed 3.88 billion USD in the first quarter this year, up 7.2 percent annually, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Foreign investors poured a total of 77.6 million USD into the real estate market in January, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Vietnam is expected to increase in 2017, said Do Nhat Hoang, Director of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Consultants and experts have recommended that Vietnam take measures to prevent foreign-invested projects from using outdated technologies, causing pollution and consuming national resources.
The total newly-registered, additional foreign capital and foreign investors’ stake purchase reached US$30.8 billion over the first 11 months of the year, or 93.2% from the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency.
According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of April 20, 734 new FDI projects were granted investment certificates with registered capital totaling 4.88 billion USD, or 96% of the same period of 2016.