10:01 | 23/01/2018 Economy
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is calling for 19.58 trillion VND (US$851.52 million) in investment in 68 projects in this year, heard an investment promotion forum held in Rach Gia city on January 15.
|Visitors in Ha Tien town of Kien Giang - Illustrative image - Source: VNA|
The projects are in tourism, environment, agro-forestry and fishery raising and processing, industry, industrial park technical infrastructure, housing and urban development.
At the event, delegates from Consulates General of India and Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, and domestic and foreign investors were updated information on the locality’s potential and strengths for economic development, as well as its policies on investment attraction, especially in tourism, agriculture development, industry and mining.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Vu Hong said the local authority has focused on implementing strategic breakthroughs and promoting economic restructuring in connection with renewing growth model.
Many measures have been taken to improve local competitiveness and investment climate, thus making it easy for enterprises’ production and business, he added.
Kien Giang’s priority fields for investment include hi-tech agriculture, agro-aquaculture-forestry sector, food and consumer goods production; mechanical and support industry, textiles and footwear; tourism, and waste treatment.
Enterprises’ representatives at the event signed commitments with Kien Giang province to invest in projects in agriculture, industry, environment, and energy with a total investment of 7.95 trillion VND (US$353.7 million).
Chairman Hong affirmed that Kien Giang will create best possible conditions for enterprises to implement the projects, thus ensuring the locality’s sustainable development in the future.