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FDI up 21.5% in first two months

by VTV427 February 2017 Last updated at 09:21 AM

VTV.vn - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam reached US$3.4 billion in the first two months of the year, up 21.5% compared to the same period last year, the Foreign Investment Agency's latest statistics has revealed.

Up to 313 new foreign-funded projects, with a capital of more than US$2 billion, received licences during the period, up 6.5% year on year. Meanwhile, 137 existing projects received approval to expand their capital. The period also saw a slight increase in FDI disbursement at US$1.55 billion. The manufacturing and processing industry remained the most attractive area to foreign investors, followed by real estate, wholesale and retail sales. Meanwhile, Singapore remained Vietnam's largest source of FDI, followed by China and the Republic of Korea.

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