LEGO Group to build new US$1 billion factory in Viet Nam

Thursday, Dec 09, 2021 12:54

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Danish Ambassador to Viet Nam Kim Hojlund Christensen witnessed the signing ceremony. — Photo

The Danish toy production company LEGO Group on December 8 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam–Singapore Industrial Park Joint Stock Company (VSIP) on the building of a new plant in southern Binh Duong Province.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Danish Ambassador to Viet Nam Kim Højlund Christensen said it was the largest investment in Viet Nam ever made by a Danish company, showing the confidence and optimism of Danish investors in the future of the important Denmark-Viet Nam partnership.

The LEGO Group will invest more than US$1 billion in the construction of its first-ever carbon neutral factory, including investment in solar energy on a 44-hectare site in Binh Duong, hoping to generate 4,000 jobs in the next 15 years.

The construction is scheduled for the second half of 2022, and the plant will go into operation two years later.

According to LEGO, the factory will be its sixth manufacturing site in the world and the second in Asia.

LEGO’s decision to build its plant in Viet Nam was attributed to the Vietnamese Government’s plans to invest in expanding renewable energy production infrastructure and a collaborative approach to working with foreign companies who are seeking to make high-quality investments, said Chief Operations Officer of Lego Group Carsten Rasmussen.

VSIP General Director Nguyen Phu Thinh pledged that VSIP was committed to offering international companies high-quality investments and sustainable solutions to create attractive long-term development opportunities.

The new factory will feature solar panels on its roof and VSIP will build a nearby solar project on behalf of the LEGO Group. They will together plant 50,000 trees in Viet Nam to compensate for vegetation removed during construction. — VNS

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