SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Top 30 conglomerates in South Korea planned to spend 92.9 trillion won (83 billion U.S. dollars) on facility investment in the second half of this year, a government report showed Wednesday.
The country's top 30 companies by assets planned to invest a combined 154.7 trillion won in 2013, up 4 percent from the figure announced earlier this year, according to a survey by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE).
The big corporations already spent 61.8 trillion won on investment in the first half, with the remaining 92.9 trillion won set to be implemented in the second half.
Growing investment by big firms was made to meet the government' s efforts to revitalize the sluggish economy. South Korea unveiled various stimulus measures, including extra budget plan and measures to boost the housing market and corporate investment, to stimulate the economy in the early period of President Park Geun- hye who took office in February.
The planned employment by the conglomerates this year reached 140,700, higher than an initially planned figure of 127,700, the ministry said.