Binh Thuan acts to attract more foreign investors

09:53 | 16/09/2019 Investment

The south-central province of Binh Thuan has strived to improve its infrastructure and offers numerous incentives to investors, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai.

Red Sand Dunes, one of the unique attractions of Binh Thuan province’s Mui Ne - Photo: VNA

In addition to the Government’s incentives, the province had a number of specific mechanisms and policies to attract investment in its industrial clusters with a focus on supporting investors during the process of implementing their projects and regularly organising dialogues with them to promptly resolve difficulties, Hai said.

It also continued to review and amend regulations related to the investment environment, business registration, land, capital, construction permits and taxes to simplify them. It was especially focused on creating a one-stop-shop for administrative procedures in many fields.

Amid the regional and international integration, Binh Thuan province wished to attract domestic and foreign investment and promote its potential in all fields, especially tourism, processing, renewable energy and high-tech agriculture.

To further exploit its potential, the province would focus on investments in high-class tourism, urban areas, residential areas, processing and manufacturing industry, and renewable energy.

It would also solicit investment in smart agricultural projects to adapt to climate change and building value chains in cultivation, husbandry and processing in the high-tech agricultural zone.

A Government plan envisaged making the province, which was situated close to the Southern Key Economic Region and had diverse resources, 19km of coastline, strong winds and plenty of sunshine, into a national energy centre with a total capacity of over 12,000MW by 2020.

In 2018, its electricity output was 13.56 billion KWh, 40 percent up from 2017.

Businesses had registered to invest in 108 renewable energy projects, including 88 solar power and 20 wind power, in the province with a total capacity of about 6,858MWp and at a cost of over 175.9 trillion VND (7.63 billion USD).

Of them, 26 solar power projects and 13 wind power projects with a combined capacity of 1,832MWp had begun operation.

According to the province’s zoning plan for industrial parks and industrial clusters, by 2020 it would have nine industrial parks and 34 industrial clusters with a combined area of 4,092ha. So far, six industrial parks and 14 industrial clusters had been built.

The province was focusing on projects with modern technology and were environmental-friendly in these industrial parks and clusters.

Investment flows into the province had increased significantly in the past two years when it approved 264 projects with a total registered capital of over 53 trillion VND (2.3 billion USD).

Theo VNA