Long An – bright spot in investment attraction in industrial development
|Long An international port. (Photo: nhandan.vn)|
Currently, Long An ranks third in the country in terms of industrial park scale; 13th in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and third in the Southern Key Economic Zone and first in the Mekong Delta region in attracting domestic investment.
According to Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Huynh Van Son, the province has planned 41 industrial parks and nearly 80 industrial clusters, of which 18 parks and 23 clusters are already operating with over 1,560 businesses and 1,760 projects. Of the total, there are 849 foreign-invested ones with capital totaling 5.6 billion USD, and 913 domestic ones worth nearly 113.59 trillion VND (4.8 billion USD).
Head of Long An’s Management Board of economic zones Nguyen Thanh Thanh said that this year, enterprises in industrial parks have contributed over 5.6 trillion VND to the State budget.
To attract more foreign investors, Long An has set up the KOCHAM (Korean Chamber of Commerce) Club in the province, held a trade and investment promotion workshop with Korean companies, and dialogues with Japanese firms, received delegations of foreign enterprises, and sent delegations to promote investment in the Republic of Korea, Japan and Australia.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Lam said that the province will stand side by side with businesses to help them promptly deal with difficulties, step up administrative reform and digital transformation to better serve enterprises and individuals, and focus on training high-quality human resources.
Long An will continue promoting its potential and advantages of industrial zones, seaports and border gates to gain rapid and sustainable development, he added.