Vietnamese firms invest USD 183 million abroad


Vietnamese firms invested USD 183 million in overseas projects in the first five months of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Of these projects, 55 were newly registered with a combined capital of USD 98.3 million, meanwhile 84.8 USD million was added to the 14 pre-existing projects.

The majority of Vietnam’s overseas investment focused on science and technology (USD81.9 million), the banking sector (USD 37.1 million), and the information and communications sector (USD 31 million). 

The FIA said that during the January-May period, Vietnamese businesses poured their capital into 25 nations and territories. 

With a 60-million-USD project, Spain ranked first among these 25 nations and territories in terms of attracting the largest share of Vietnamese investment. It was followed by the US and Cambodia, with USD 44.3 million and USD 38 million, respectively.

To boost Vietnamese investment abroad, the agency was asked by enterprises to help them understand and apply the country’s official and non-official laws, mechanisms, and polices related to overseas investment, as well as the foreign investment attraction policies of recipients.