Korean firms satisfied with investments in Viet Nam: survey

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 14:28

A mobile phone production line of a South Korean business in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam

More than 90 per cent of businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are satisfied with their investments in Viet Nam, according to a recent survey conducted by the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).

The agency said Korean firms have high hopes for Viet Nam’s growth potential and highly evaluate the skills and diligence of workers.

Viet Nam is considered a favourable investment destination, and the RoK’s wave of investment is continuing, KOTRA said.

It revealed that about 90 per cent of the RoK-invested projects are carried out by small- and medium-sized enterprises, focusing on the processing and manufacturing industry, garment-textile and footwear.

According to Naturon Co., Ltd, a RoK garment-textile company, Viet Nam has posted high and stable economic growth for many years, and has a young and dynamic population.

It added that the RoK’s New Southern Policy has determined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Viet Nam as priority markets.

Since the Vietnam-Korea Free Trade Agreement (VKFTA) took effect in 2015, two-way trade has increased remarkably.

Bilateral cooperative ties have been enhanced, not only in trade but also in investment and services.

The RoK’s investment has also expanded to other fields such as retail, finance, green energy, agriculture, real estate and food processing.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vo Tan Thanh said the Vietnamese Government will focus on improving policies to attract foreign investment while protecting that investment and intensifying State management.

Viet Nam will also offer preferential mechanisms for projects that use modern and environmentally-friendly technology, he added. — VNS

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