Japan leads H1 IT investment in Ha Noi

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 21:46

Workers assemble electronic parts at a factory of Japan's Panasonic Corporation in Thang Long Industrial Park in Ha Noi. Japan tops first-half foreign investment in Ha Noi with a total capital of US$64 million, according to the capital's Department of Information and Communications. — Photo cafebiz.vn
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Japanese investors have taken the lead in investing in information and technology projects in the capital city during the first half of this year.

This was announced by the Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications.

The Ha Noi People's Committee granted investment certificates to 85 foreign-invested enterprises in the field of information and technology in the first half of this year, with the total capital reaching US$64 million, a year-on-year increase of 93.1 per cent.

Of this, the city granted licences to 23 new projects worth $5 million.

Among them, nine newly invested projects are of Japan, making up more than 39.1 per cent of the total number of projects. Korea ranked second with three projects, accounting for 13 per cent.

According to a report released by Ha Noi Statistics Office, the city's total export turnover of electronic products, computer components, and peripheral equipment reached $853 million. Of this, the export turnover of electronic products stood at $236 million, an increase of 84.37 per cent year-over-year, while that of computer components and peripheral equipment was $617 million, up 6.93 per cent.

The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications said that the application of information and technology in state offices has been effective in the first six months.

The department has submitted to the city's people's committee the draft of the management of information and technology programmes, as well as regulations on the recognition of e-offices and building the draft of action programmes in accordance with the Politburo's Resolution No 36 on Viet Nam IT development. — VNS

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