HANOI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam attracted an estimated foreign investment of more than 25.1 billion U.S. dollars in the first 11 months of this year, down 5 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office on Tuesday.
During the period, Vietnam licensed 1,812 new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total registered capital of over 11.5 billion dollars, up 14.9 percent in quantity but down 18 percent in capital year on year.
The Southeast Asian country also saw 994 operational FDI projects raise capital of nearly 9.54 billion dollars over the 11-month period, up 18.9 percent.
From January to November, the disbursed FDI capital in the country totaled about 19.68 billion dollars, up 15.1 percent year on year, said the ministry.
Among countries and regions with newly licensed investment projects in Vietnam during the period, Japan was the largest source of registered capital with 3.23 billion dollars, followed by Singapore with 1.97 billion dollars, according to the ministry.