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08/09/2018 - 08:52

Industrial zones to have the increasingly brighter “gamut”

The wave of investment is contributing to the fill and creation of a breakthrough to industrial zones (IZ) in the province to continue their infrastructure completion to attract new investors.

Tiles manufacturing by Vitto Co., Ltd. at La Son Industrial Zone

Continue to grow

After 5 years operating in Hue city and setting up the first porcelain enamel factory in La Son IZ, the Vitto Co., Ltd. (one of the leading tile manufacturers in Vietnam with many factories nationwide) so far has constructed two factories producing ceramic tiles and IZ infrastructure projects. With a total investment capital of nearly VND 2,000 billion, Vitto now has three factories producing porcelain enamel, tiles, granite and a project of La Son IZ infrastructure construction and trading.

Manufacturing porcelain enamel at Phong Dien IZ

At Phu Da IZ, in spite of lacking infrastructure investors, there have been nine investors investing in the construction of brick manufacture factory, textile factory, plastic spinning factory... with total registered capital of nearly VND 1,000 billion. A number of new plants have recently operated and expanded or ready for the second stage, including Son Ha Garment Factory (Son Ha One-member Co. Ltd.), Huong Phu Garment Factory (Huong Phu Textile JSC) and the Factory No. 4 of the Hue Garment JSC.

Development director of Son Ha Company, Mr. Huynh Trong Nghia said that the company had ten garment factories located in the IZs of Thai Binh, Quang Nam, Dong Nai and Vinh Phuc provinces. In 2017, the enterprise decided to set up a plant in Thua Thien Hue and selected Phu Da IZ to deploy the project. After nearly one year of operation, the enterprise has gained many advantages in attracting young, passionate and competent labor force to meet the export orders.

Plastic spinning at the Phu Da IZ

According to Mr. Nghia, the factory has a size of 23 sewing lines, attracting more than 500 workers with a total investment of VND 200 billion. Up to 2020, the enterprise continues to build more factories to increase the number of sewing lines to 150 and recruit 3,000 laborers to develop its production process for export garment in Hue, and meet orders of major partners in the United States and France.

Selecting investors carefully before allocating land

President of Scavi Group, Mr. Tran Van Phu told that from a small workshop with several hundred workers, the Group now has three large-scale garment factories with more than 6,500 employees after 10 years of operation at Phong Dien IZ. By the end of 2018, the Group will continue to build the fourth factory. In addition, the land fund in the IZ is so large that the corporation has invested dozens of billion dongs to build housing for workers, kindergartens and sports facilities to ensure the livelihood and health care for workers.

Deputy Director of the Management Board of the provincial economic and industrial zones, Mr. Nguyen Van Son informed that attracting investment in industrial zones has made great breakthroughs. Many projects, after being approved, have built factories and continued expanding their production scale. In order to improve the quality of investment and attract more potential investors, the Board will prioritize infrastructure investment projects in Quang Vinh and Phu Da industrial zones, with a focus on infrastructure construction and waste water treatment system in the coming time.

Attracting 143 projects

 Up till now, six IZs in the province have attracted 143 projects with a total registered capital of VND 65 trillion; 23 of which are FDI projects with a registered capital of VND 33 trillion, creating jobs for nearly 25 thousand laborers. Four out six IZs have had infrastructure investors with a total registered capital of nearly VND 4,000 billion, about 40% of which accounts for implemented capital.

According to Mr. Son, corporations with factories located in Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Vinh Phuc industrial zones... are massively researching, surveying, and proposing for land allocation to build factories in our industrial zones. Therefore, the Board is going to give priority to call for high-tech and environmentally-friendly projects to increase the value of land use and efficient use of labor. Priority will be given to projects supporting the textile and garment industry, electronic components, footwear and high-priced products in order to meet the demand for raw materials and auxiliary materials for enterprises and on-site labor force.

To attract investment in a selective way, the concerned departments are urging IZ infrastructure investors to accelerate the transfer of clean infrastructure to secondary investors. Currently, Phong Dien Industrial Zone is moving day by day as there are infrastructure investors for its 700 hectares. In particular, the investment project on infrastructure construction and trading in the Zone C by the C & N Vina Hue - Korea Co., Ltd. has been deployed on the area of ​​126 hectares, with an investment capital of VND 410 billion. It has invested VND 150 billion and attracted 2 secondary projects. The Phong Dien - Viglacera IZ Infrastructure project with an investment capital of VND 1,100 billion has completed the compensation of 64 hectares in the first phase and constructed some technical infrastructure items. Its value of disbursed capital is about VND 60 billion. Remaining projects are being accelerated to transfer land to investors.

Story and photos: Thanh Huong