Volume of goods through seaports up 6 percent in eight months Statistics from the Vietnam Maritime Administration showed that despite being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the total volume of goods through Vietnamese seaports reached nearly 485.3 million tonnes in the first eight months of this year, representing year-on-year growth of 6 percent. The container cargo reached more than 1.7 million TEUs this month, a year-on-year increase of 7 percent. Some seaport areas saw high growth in the volume of goods, such as Quang Tri Port with more than 73 percent increase, and Quang Ngai over 43 percent. The seaport areas in Nam Dinh, Can Tho, Thanh Hoa, and Thai Binh also saw increases of between 20 percent and 32 percent over the same period last year. HCM City ready to welcome investment opportunities in new situation According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the initial seven months of the year witnessed the southern metropolis overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. This can be seen with the locality’s FDI ranking third in the country at approximately US$2.4 billion, accounting for 12.6% of total investment capital. Of the figure, investment through capital contribution and share… Read full this story
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