|HCM city authorities seek experts' consultation on how to attract more remittances at a workshop on May 22, 2023. (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)
At Monday workshop on the city’s remittance attraction and promotion, deputy director of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s branch in the southern economic hub Nguyen Duc Lenh said the remittances have increased continuously in the last five years, with the highest amount recorded in 2021, at more than 7.1 billion USD. The figure exceeded 2.1 billion USD in the first quarter this year, up over 19% year-on-year.
Participants recommended the city continue capitalizing on its leading position as an economic, cultural and educational center of the country, and improving its business climate to attract capital and remittances serving the local production and business development, especially in health, education, culture, technology, and green economy.