Vietnam lures 1.9 billion USD of FDI in January

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam increased 52 per cent against last January to 1.9 billion USD in the first month of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The manufacturing and processing sector was the most attractive sector to foreign investors, accounting for 1.19 billion USD, or 62 per cent of total registered capital. Among 51 countries and territories investing in Vietnam in January, Japan was the leading investor, followed by the Republic of Korea and China.

Among 39 localities receiving foreign investment, Ho Chi Minh City ranked first, followed by Binh Duong and Hai Duong.

Source: VOV5