The press brief was held to introduce the 2017 Ben Tre Investment Promotion Conference and provide information on the launch of the Start-up Community, scheduled for July 19, 20 in Ben Tre province.
Hai noted that the projects given priority will cover various areas including tourism, education, renewable energy, infrastructure construction for industrial zones, agricultural and rural development, infrastructure construction for water supply and treatment, among others.
The 2017 Ben Tre Investment Promotion Conference and the Start-up Community aim to introduce to enterprises the potential, advantages and investment policy of Ben Tre.
Through the event, Ben Tre expects to attract investment in areas such as ecological tourism, the processing industry, high technology agriculture, and renewable energy, in addition to facilitating start-ups.
Nguyen Minh Canh, Director of Ben Tre provincial Department of Planning and Investment, said that the Ben Tre authorities will grant investment certificates to 37 projects worth over VND30 trillion (US$1.32 billion) at the conference.
Ben Tre currently has 54 valid foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total registered capital of over US$823 million and 137 valid domestic investment projects with a total registered capital of almost VND13.7 trillion (US$602.8 million).
In the first half of 2017, Ben Tre granted investment certificates to two domestic investment projects and approved 27 other projects with a total registered capital of over VND10.4 trillion (US$457.6 million).
The province has also granted investment certificates to four FDI projects worth over US$192 million.