The Ministry of Planning and Investment expects 370 trillion dong or US$23.4 billion of investment capital to be spent in 2006, an increase of 17.8% compared to the same period last year.
Expectedly, the investment capital from the state budget would be around 80 trillion dong, accounting for 21.6% of the total investment capital. If including 14 trillion dong from government bonds, the total investment capital derived from the state budget would be 94 trillion dong. State-owned enterprises are expected to spend 73 trillion dong an increase of 21.7%, national investment 113 trillion dong accounting for 30.5% of the total capital and increasing 22.8%, foreign direct investment (FDI) 52 trillion dong or US$3.3 billion and other sources 17 trillion dong.
The investment capital will be used to develop important roads to key economic zones and invest in infrastructure of telecommunication and other services.