The People’s Committee of Mekong Delta Kien Giang province has granted
investment licenses to 15 new projects totalling over 1,222 billion VND
(57.4 million USD) so far this year, bringing the total investment
projects operating in the locality up to 600.
According to the
provincial Department of Planning and Investment, almost all projects
licensed in the period are located in the industrial parks (IPs) of
Thuan Yen and Thanh Loc, and Phu Quoc Island .
first half of 2014, the province spent about 195 billion VND (almost 9.2
million USD) building infrastructure in the two IPs.
coming time, the local authorities will focus on enhancing investment
promotion activities through meetings with domestic and foreign
investors and addressing difficulties facing investors in deploying
their projects in the locality.
They will also pay heed to
further developing local tourism, improving the quality of products and
services and speeding up high-quality tourism projects.
Kien Giang emerged as an economic spotlight on the Mekong Delta region in 2013.
The province’s economic growth rate struck 9.4 percent by the end of
2013, ranked fourth among the 13 provinces in the region.-VNA