Ha Nam authorities meet with foreign-invested firms

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 15:41

Authorities of the northern province of Ha Nam met with over 100 foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses on Thursday. — Photo vneconomy.vn

Authorities of the northern province of Ha Nam met with over 100 foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses on Thursday.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong recognised contributions made by FDI companies to diversifying economic sectors, restructuring the economy, and generating jobs.

In 2016, Ha Nam granted investment licences to 31 FDI projects with total newly-registered capital of over US$610 million.

The province currently has 186 foreign-invested projects from 11 countries and territories with total registered and adjusted capital of over $2.1 billion.

FDI firms contributed more than VND1.53 trillion ($67.7 million) to the State budget, accounting for 32.7 per cent of the provincial total budget and creating jobs for about 60,000 workers.

Businesspeople proposed the province address issues like electricity supply, clean water, industrial waste treatment, and environmental hygiene, as well as traffic safety, labour resources and quality, and lighting.

Local authorities took note of these proposals and pledged to handle the shortcomings.

They asked investors to speed up the implementation of projects which were granted investment licences, reform technology to increase productivity, reduce production costs, increase competitiveness, and make use of domestic and export markets.

Businesses were also urged to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of workers. — VNS

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