As of November 20, 2,293 FDI projects were licensed with the total capital of $19.8 billion. In addition, there were 1,100 projects supplementing $8 billion investment capital and 4,535 share purchases by foreign investors with the total value of $5.29 billion.
HCMC attracted most with $5.68 billion accounting for 17.2 percent of the registered capital to the country, followed by Bac Ninh province with $3.28 billion accounting for 9.9 percent and Thanh Hoa with $3.16 billion making up 9.5 percent.
There are 112 nations and territories investing in Vietnam. Japan is the largest investor with $8.94 billion. The second and third largest are South Korea with $8.18 billion and Singapore with $4.69 billion.
Since early this year, FDI capital disbursement is estimated to reach $16 billion, up 11.9 percent over the same period in 2016.