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Overview of Investment Status in Vietnam

Nguyễn Thành Tựu
0916.303.656

Name: NGUYEN THANH TUU-(MR. TONY)

Job title: MBA Lawyer – CEO- 

Phone: +84 9.19.19.59.39

Email: tuulawyer@nvcs.vn

Consultancy area: Investment- Tax- M&A – IP – Dispute settle.

Language: Vietnamese – English

OVERVIEW OF INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES
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ACTIVITY OF ATTRACTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT 
1. DATA ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FROM JANUARY 2016 – MARCH 2016
Total registration capital

  • New registration: 214,12 million USD;
  • Increasing registration: 119,68 million USD.

Total number of projects

  • Total new projects: 191 projects;
  • Total increasing projects: 41 project turn
2. MANAGEMENT OF INVESTMENT PROMOTION:
  • Welcoming foreign guests coming to the Department of Planning and Investment to get information about investment environment and investment procedures with total about 20 groups of guests, about 5 guests each group;
  • Welcoming and exchanging information related to investment promotion: 5 turns of guests/day, 5 official letters/day;
  • Answering queries of Investors/Enterprises via electronic mail system of the Department  of Planning and Investment: 07; via enterprise dialogue system of the Ho Chi Minh City: 03; via the post: 13;
  • Guiding directly at the Division of guiding of Investment Registration Office: about 60 turns of guests/days; of which 50 ones asking about investment registration procedures, 10 ones aking about procedures of granting APEC Business Travel Card.
1. Situation of attracting foreign investment capital:

1.1. Situation of attracting foreign investment capital in 3 months of 2016 (from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016):
According to data of information system of Foreign Investment, until March 31, 2016, Ho Chi Minh City has 191 new projects granted Investment Registration Certificate with total capital of 214.12 million USD (reaching 35.94% compared with the same period of 2015) and 41 turns of projects registered to be adjusted investment capital with total increasing registration capital of 119.68 million USD (reaching 65.16% compared with the same period of 2015).
Therefore, including new issue registration capital and increasing invesment capital, total new issue and increasing registration capital is 333.8 million USD, reaching 42.83% compared with the same period of 2015. 
a. On the investment sector:
In this year, until March, foreign investors have invested in 10 industry sectors, including the sectors of Wholesale and Retail; Repair of automobiles, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles which is attracting the interests of foreign investors with 76 projects registered, total new issue capital of 96.53 million USD, accounting for 45.08% of total registered investment capital. Processing and Manufacturing Industry ranked second with 12 new projects, the total new issue resgistration capital is 59.87 million, accounting for nearly 27.96% of the total investment registertration capital. With 22 major projects with total investment capital of 18.67 million US dollars, Information and Communications ranked third, accounting for 8.72% of total invesment registration capital. Details of foreign investment in Ho Chi Minh City in the first 03 months of 2016 according to sectors of activity:

No.
Business lines/sectors
 Number of projects Percentage of projects  Investment capital (USD) Percentage of investment capital
1 Wholesale and Retail; Repair of automobiles, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles 76 39,79 96.533.695 45,08
2 Processing and Manufacturing Industry 12 6,28 59.873.402 27,96
3
Information and Communication
22 11,52 18.676.065 8,72
4 Specialized activities, Science and Technology 39 20,42 11.302.998 5,28
5 Accommodation and Food Services 10 5,24 10.455.489 4,88
6 Real estate business operation 5 2,62 9.505.070 4,44
7 Transportation and Warehousing 13 6,81 3.256.963 1,52
8 Education and Training 8 4,19 2.370.889 1,11
9 Construction 4 2,09 1.938.000 0,91
10 Health care and  social welfare 2 1,05 210.000 0,10
Total
191
100
214.122.571
100

b. On investment partners
By March of the year, there are 30 countries and territories which have investment projects. Japan was in the lead with $67.6 million total newly registered invesment capital, accounting for 31.57% of total invesment capital of City; Singapore was in second place with $46.45 million total newly registered investment capital, accouting for 21.69% of total investment capital; Malaysia was in third place with $23.3 million total newly registered and increasing investment capital, accounting for 10.88% of total investment capital. 10 countries/territories topped the value of foreign investmant in Ho Chi Minh City in the first quarter of 2016 as follows:

No.
Countries/ Territories Number of projects Percentage of projects Investment capital
(USD)
Percentage of investment capital
1 Japan 35 18,32 67.601.083 31,57
2  Singapore 24 12,57 46.453.268 21,69
3  Malaysia 6 3,14 23.300.909 10,88
4  Korea 36 18,85 16.467.096 7,69
5  The Netherlands 3 1,57 13.300.000 6,21
6  Indonesia 2 1,05 8.676.800 4,05
7 Germany 2 1,05 8.179.876 3,82
8  Thailand 7 3,66 6.903.928 3,22
9  China 14 7,33 5.185.491 2,42
10  Cayman Islands 2 1,05 4.896.836 2,29

c. On district where project conducted
By March of the year, District 1 was the most actracting investment area in Ho Chi Minh City – 71 projects, with $57.87 million total newly registered invesment capital, accounting for 27.03% of total invesment capital of City; District 7 was in second place with $40.38 million total newly registered investment capital, accouting for 18.86% of total investment capital; followed by Cu Chi District with $35.5 million, accouting for 16.58% of total investment capital. Details as follow:

No. District Number of projects Percentage of projects Investment Capital
(USD)
Percentage of Investment Capital
1 District 1 71 37,17 57.871.825 27,03
2 District 7 19 9,95 40.389.479 18,86
3 Cu Chi District 1 0,52 35.500.000 16,58
4 District 9 6 3,14 22.994.445 10,74
5 District 10 7 3,66 10.544.264 4,92
6 Phu Nhuan District 7 3,66 9.886.162 4,62
7 Go Vap District 3 1,57 9.020.000 4,21
8 Binh Tan District 4 2,09 5.234.007 2,44
9 District 11 3 1,57 4.781.619 2,23
10 District 3 13 6,81 4.491.026 2,10
11 Binh Thanh District 16 8,38 4.128.500 1,93
12 Tan Binh District 16 8,38 3.667.961 1,71
13 District 2 6 3,14 1.624.444 0,76
14 Binh Chanh District 4 2,09 1.476.063 0,69
15 District 8 2 1,05 939.091 0,44
16 Tan Phu District 4 2,09 774.500 0,36
17 District 12 3 1,57 312.985 0,15
18 District 6 1 0,52 200.000 0,09
19 Thu Duc District 2 1,05 143.000 0,07
20 District 4 2 1,05 114.200 0,05
21 Hoc Mon District 1 0,52 29.000 0,01
Total 191 100 214.122.571 100
d. Dissolution, termination or suspension of operation:

Besides the new investment projects and expansion investments, from the beginning of the year to March 31, 2016 the City had 11 projects moved the head office to the other provinces/cities or proposed termination of operations with total investment capital of $17.16.

1.2 The attraction of foreign capital accumulated from 1988 to prensent (From January 1, 1988 to March 31, 2016):

At present, the City has 6.036 vaild foreign investmenr projects, with $40.12 billion total newly registered and increasing investment capital. In which, the classification of nationality of investors and lines/operation fields as follow:

a. On investment sectors:
No. Business lines/sectors   Number of projects Percentage of projects Investment Capital
(USD)
 Percentage of Investment Capital
1 Real Estate Business 262 4,34 14.021.699.925 34,949
2 Processing and Manufacturing sectors 1.589 26,33 13.442.213.703 33,505
3 Education and trainning 118 1,95 3.731.476.370 9,301
4 Wholesale and retail sale; repair of automobile, motorcycle, and other motor vehicles 1.043 17,28 2.969.512.812 7,402
5  Information and communication 913 15,13 1.485.532.772 3,703
6 Professional  activities, science and technology 1.022 16,93 1.155.863.677 2,881
7 Construction 480 7,95 990.938.807 2,470
8 Transport storage 304 5,04 529.803.392 1,321
9 Health care and social welfare 65 1,08 420.506.027 1,048
10 Manufacture and distribution of electricity, gas, hot water, steam and air conditioning 5 0,08 329.345.000 0,821
11 Accommodation and food services 53 0,88 255.976.856 0,638
12 Arts, entertainment 19 0,31 241.887.447 0,603
13 Administrative activities   and support services 74 1,23 163.956.155 0,409
14 Water supply; management of garbage and waste water treatment operations 12 0,20 141.957.411 0,354
15 Extraction 9 0,15 129.906.600 0,324
16 Financial, banking and insurance activities 13 0,22 38.675.888 0,096
17 Agriculture, forestry and fisheries. 11 0,18 35.429.700 0,088
18 Other service activities 42 0,70 30.228.214 0,075
19 Hireling in households, producing physical products and self-consumption services by households 2 0,03 5.320.000 0,013
Total 6.036 100 40.120.230.756 100
b. On investment partners:
No.
Nations/
Territories
Number of project    Percentage of projects Investment Capital (USD)  Percentage of Investment capital
1  Singapore 815 13,50 9.500.812.804 23,68
2  Malaysia 213 3,53 5.858.551.038 14,60
3 British Virgin Islands 195 3,23 4.297.573.845 10,71
4 Korea 1.198 19,85 4.217.412.087 10,51
5 Hong Kong 332 5,50 2.880.222.714 7,18
6 Iapan 873 14,46 2.865.426.878 7,14
7 China (Taiwan) 457 7,57 1.901.415.400 4,74
8 Britian 111 1,84 1.753.003.159 4,37
9 Cayman Islands 25 0,41 1.598.083.507 3,98
10 France 177 2,93 841.341.005 2,10

1.3. General comment:
Over the first 03 months of the year, attracting investment value including new issued and additional capital gained $333.8 million, accounting for 42.83% compared to the same period in 2015. Some major and typical projects in the first 03 months of the year:
– THE BRANCH OF ELECTRIC CAR CABLE –  YAZAKI EDS  VIETNAM COMPANY LIMITED (35.5 million dollars), operating in the field of processing and manufacturing industry;
– ECOMMERCE LOTTE VIETNAM COMPANY  LIMITED (25 million dollars), operating in wholesale and retail; repair of automobiles, motorcycles and other motor vehicles;
– AUREUMAEX PRECISION PLASTICS VIETNAM (21 million dollars), operating in processing and manufacturing industry.

2. Situation of solving administrative procedures for investment:

2.1. Investment promotion:
– Welcoming international guests coming to the Department of Planning and Investment in order to get information of investment environment and investment procedures with a total of about 8 delegations, with 05 guests/delegation;
– Welcoming and exchanging information related to investment promotion: 5 visitors/day, 8 official letters/day

2.2. Instructing and answering questions related to administrative procedures for investment:
– Answering questions of investors/enterprises via e-mail of the Department of Planning and Investment: 07; via business dialogue of the City: 3; via post: 13.
– Instructing directly at the guiding division of the Investment Registration Office: 60 visitors/day, of which 50 visitors asked about registration procedures for investment, 10 visitors asked about issuing procedures of APEC Business Travel Card.

2.3. On statistics record settlement of application for issuance of Investment Registration Certificate:
From January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2106, the Investment Registration Office has received 936 registered investment dossiers. The number of dossier completed is 705, accounting for 99% of dossiers on time. Currently, continuing to resolve 231 dossiers, of which 34 dossiers waiting for response of the competent authorities and 138 dossiers waiting for supplementation of investors.

(Source: Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City)

 

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