18:25 | 28/08/2012
VGP - Foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in Viet Nam disbursed nearly US$7.3 billion in capital in the first 8 months of this year, down 0.3% against the same period last year, reported the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The country expects FDI disbursements at some US$10 billion this year.
In the January-August period, the country lured nearly US$8.5 billion in FDI, down 34% year on year. Of the amount, over US$5.7 billion went to 281 projects in the processing and manufacturing industries.
Japan topped the list of 52 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam, with over US$4.3 billion. It was followed by Samoa and the Republic of Korea.
Among 63 cities and provinces nationwide, southern Binh Duong Province attracted the largest FDI amount, which is worth over US$1.8 billion. The runners-up are the northern port city of Hai Phong and the southern province of Dong Nai.
By Ngoc Van