The central province of Quảng Nam granted 26 new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with total captial of nearly US$300 million in 2018, bringing the total number of FDI projects in the province to 169, worth $5.8 billion.

Vice chairman of the provincial people’s committee, Huỳnh Khánh Toàn, held a press conference on Wednesday, stating that the province also granted investment licences to 64 domestic investment projects worth VNĐ6 trillion ($265 million) in total.

He said most of the major projects are based in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone (OEZ), creating 21,000 jobs for local and neighbouring provinces.

Toàn said the province has developed 55 industrial complexes and nine industrial parks to offer investment opportunities.

The province, which is home to UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites such as Hội An and Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary, as well as world biosphere reserve Chàm Islands-Hội An, hosted 6.5 million tourists, of which 3.8 million were foreigners, marking growth of 21.5 per cent over last year.

Source: VNS

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