It brought the figures for the first seven months to 654 projects and nearly $44.5 billion, according to the department, which is part of the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The biggest project this year is a $4.3 billion investment to develop an urban area in Phu Yen Province by Brunei’s New City Group.
It was followed by a $3.8 billion oil refinery in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and a $3.5 billion university complex in Ho Chi Minh City by Malaysia’s Berjaya Leisure Company.
Taiwan continued to rank first with an investment of $8.4 billion, followed by Japan with $7.2 billion, Malaysia with $5.07 billion, Brunei with $4.3 billion, Canada with $4.2 billion and Singapore with $4.02 billion.
This year foreign-invested enterprises have hired 16,000 new employees, a year-on-year growth of 15.2 percent.
Source: TN, VNA
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Foreign investment in Vietnam surges to $44.5 bln
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