17:32 | 13/01/2016 Economy
Long An leads the Mekong Delta region in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction with 105 projects licensed in 2015 with a total registered capital of US$904 million.
Among provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta, Long An granted investment licences to 105 FDI projects with a total registered capital of US$904 million in 2015, an increase of 10 projects and US$533 million in capital, compared to the previous year.
Currently, Long An has 28 industrial zones with a combined area of 10,000 hectares; 16 of the zones are operational with occupancy rates of 50%.
The province has attracted 680 projects from 34 countries and territories with a total registered capital of US$4.5 billion to date. Of these, 414 projects have come into stable operation.
That was an increase of 10 projects and US$533 million over the previous year.
To attract more FDI, the region needs to take effective measures to improve human resources and infrastructure quality./.