FDI disbursement in eight months posts record high
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FIA statistics showed that during January-August, FDI disbursement hit 12.8 billion USD, up 10.5% year-on-year.

Vietnam's resumption of economic activities has helped foreign investors speed up the implementation of their projects. Recently, Nghi Son 2 BOT Thermal Power Plant, with a total investment of nearly 2.8 billion USD, was officially put into commercial operation, providing an additional 7.8 billion kWh per year to the national grid, contributing to meeting the energy need for production and business.

In addition, Samsung's Research and Development Centre project in Hanoi is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Its capital addition, worth more than 2 billion USD in Thai Nguyen province and Ho Chi Minh City, will also be disbursed soon.

According to economists, disbursement is an important factor, as it can really create motivation for the economy.

To attract more FDI, they advised Vietnam to focus on perfecting investment institutions, and researching and promulgating policies suitable to each industry and field.

Localities should publicise a list of industrial parks which have land available and infrastructure ready to lure more investors./.