Foreign Direct Investment reached US$6.85 billion in the first half 2014, accounting for 64.7 percent over the same period last year, the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment has reported.
|Production of mechanical components at the Japanese Misumi Group in Linh Trung Export Processing Zone, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)|
The country had 656 newly licensed projects with total registered capital of US$4.85 billion as of June 20, equivalent to 93.2 percent over the same period last year.
219 projects were registered to increase US$1.99 billion investment capital, equal to 37 percent of the same period last year.
Disbursement of FDI projects hit US$5.75 billion, up 0.9 percent year on year.
Forty one countries and territories have invested in 43 provinces and cities across the country. The South Korea took the lead with $1.55 billion, followed by Hong Kong with $1 billion and Japan of $806 million.
Ho Chi Minh City topped US$886.3 million of FDI projects. At the second and the third positions are Binh Duong Province with $876.05 million and Dong Nai Province with $688.37 million.