The total registered capital of these companies reaches 152.6 trillion Vietnamese dong (6.84 billion U.S. dollars), up 35 percent year-on-year.
Together with 181.3 trillion Vietnamese dong (8.13 billion U.S. dollars) that existing companies added to increase their capitals, the countrys economy has a total registered capital of 333.9 trillion Vietnamese dong (14.97 billion U.S. dollars) in two-month period.
On average, each firm in Vietnam has registered capital of 10.6 billion Vietnamese dong (475,336 U.S. dollars), up 29.9 percent compared to that of the same period last year.
From January to February, newly-licensed companies have created 166,600 jobs, down 16.1 percent year-on-year, said the GSO.
Meanwhile, in the first two months, a total of 7,977 companies resumed their operations, up 7.6 percent year-on-year.
The sectors with more registered enterprises compared to the same period of 2016 included real estate business, healthcare and other social assistance activities, employment and tourism services, and machine and equipment leasing, among others, said the office.
At the same time, during two-month period, Vietnam saw 2,524 firms complete their dissolution procedures, up 14.9 percent year-on-year.
The country witnessed a year-on-year decrease of 0.5 percent in those who halted operation during the period, with 16,396 companies, said the GSO.