According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, HCMC is followed by Nam Dinh province with $80.2 million accounting for 18.1 percent, Ninh Thuan with $60 million, Binh Duong $36.2 million, Long An $35.2 million, Bac Giang $27.3 million and Hanoi $25.7 million.
As of January 20, FDI capital to Vietnam including newly registered and additional capital reached $899.4 million, down 36.8 percent over the same period last year.
Of these, there are 166 newly licensed projects with registered capital reaching US$442.6 million, down 5.1 percent in the number of projects and 64.4 percent in capital.
Asides from that, 61 projects supplemented $442.6 million in registered capital, raising 155 percent compared to the same period last year; 415 capital contributions and share purchases by foreign investors with the total value of $356 million, increasing 54.7 percent.
New FDI projects concentrated in processing and manufacturing sector with the registered capital of $330.6 million, accounting for 74.7 percent of total. Electricity production and distribution, gas, hot water, steam and air conditioners reached $60 million making up 13.5 percent. The remaining industries touched $52 million accounting for 11.8 percent.
In 23 nations and territories worldwide having newly licensed projects in Vietnam in January, Singapore is the largest investor with $147.7 million making up 33.4 percent. the second and third largest ones are South Korea with $70.4 million and Norway with 70.1 million.
At the next positions are the British Virgin Islands, China, Indonesia and Hong Kong (China) with the total funds of $51.4 million, $20.1 million, $20 million and $16.5 million respectively.