29.04.2022, 08:36

Registered foreign investment down, disbursement up in first four months


Registered foreign investment down, disbursement up in first four months

Although a decrease of 56.3 per cent was seen in the newly-registered capital to nearly $3.7 billion, a respective surge of 92.5 per cent and 74 per cent was recorded in the investment injected into operating projects to nearly $5.29 billion, and capital contributions and share purchase deals to $1.83 billion.

In addition to LEGO's new project worth $1.32 billion, most large-scale projects were capital-added, baoquocte reported.

Among these projects were Bac Ninh Province-based Viet Nam-Singapore Industrial Park, which raised its capital by nearly $941 million, and South Korean Samsung Electro-mechanics Vietnam Co., which added $920 million to its investment.

The four months also saw an additional $306 million for Hong Kong's Goertek project and more than $494.2 million for the Singaporean Fujifilm Business Innovation Viet Nam project.

The online newspaper cited the FIA as saying that the projects contributed to boosting foreign investment capital. That also shows the confidence and expectations of foreign investors toward the Vietnamese market.

The FIA said the opening of international routes from March 15 would positively affect investment capital flows in the near future. Despite the negative effects of the pandemic, foreign investors still put their faith in the economy and investment environment of Viet Nam and made new investment decisions, and expanded their operating project investments.

According to the report, from January to April, disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) also grew positively by 7.6 per cent to $5.92 billion.

The processing and manufacturing sector lured the largest share of FDI with nearly $6.2 billion, accounting for 57.2 per cent of the total. The real estate sector came next with $2.8 billion or 26.1 per cent. The two sectors of wholesale and retail, and science and technology were the runner-ups with $667.8 million and $357.5 million, respectively.

Singapore led 72 countries and localities investing in Viet Nam with $3.1 billion, making up 28.8 per cent of the total FDI. It was followed by South Korea with $1.82 billion, equivalent to 17 per cent. Thanks to a new factory worth over $1.3 billion, Denmark ranked third with over $1.3 billion or 12.2 per cent.

Out of 44 localities receiving FDI, the southern province of Binh Duong took the lead with $2.35 billion, followed by northern Bac Ninh Province with $1.57 billion and HCM City with nearly $1.28 billion.

According to the MPI, Vietnamese firms invested nearly $330 million abroad in the four months, down 40 per cent year-on-year. Of the sum, over $285 million was pumped into 34 new projects, doubling the same period last year.

Currently, there are 1,549 underway Vietnamese-financed projects overseas with a total investment of nearly $21.55 billion. The majority of their investments came in mining, accounting for 32.3 per cent of the total, and agro-forestry-fisheries sectors, equivalent to 15.8 per cent.