HCMC – HCMC received an impressive US$9.5 billion in remittances from abroad last year, beating the estimate by around US$500 million, according to Nguyen Duc Lenh, deputy director of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s HCMC branch. The amount of remittances sent to HCMC in 2023 was 43.3% higher than in the previous year, the highest growth rate in five years. The significant rise in remittances is attributed to the increasing trend of labor migration and guest work in foreign countries and territories. Remittances from the Asian region made up 50.5% of the total and expanded by a staggering 143.8% against the end of 2022. This surge in incoming remittances to HCMC is the result of a stable macroeconomic environment, a favorable investment climate, and supportive policies implemented by the Government and the SBV.
Mar 21 2023