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Binh Duong eyes to boost investment bond with Canadian locality 

 Tuesday, March 14,2023

AsemconnectVietnam - The southern province of Binh Duong wishes to strengthen cooperation with and attract more investment from Laval city in Canada’s Quebec region, as well as Canadian businesses, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung.

During an investment promotion conference with representatives from Laval city on March 13 in Binh Duong, Dung said the province is calling on investment in hi-tech, less labour-intensive and environmentally friendly industries and those that create high economic value such as financial services, logistics, supporting industry, and high-tech agriculture.

Bonnet Huor, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development at the the Mayor Office of Laval, Quebec, said that he is impressed by the technology and innovation platform-based development of the Vietnamese locality with a strategic vision towards the future.

Laval - the third largest city in Quebec is a potential area with a vibrant investment environment in Canada, he said, adding that the region is seeking for opportunities to promote long-term cooperation in Binh Duong.

In the first two months of 2023, Binh Duong attracted more than 340 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI), equaling to over 441% the same period in 2022.

Data from the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, Binh Duong ranks second the country in terms of attracting FDI with 4,092 valid projects worth nearly 40 billion USD, accounting for 9% of the total foreign investment capital of the country.

Canada is the 14th largest foreign investor in Vietnam with 244 projects worth 4.8 billion USD. It ranks 25th among 65 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong with 23 projects with a total investment of 86 million USD./.


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