More industrial parks to be built in Hải Phòng

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 08:22

The Nam Hai-Dinh Vu Port in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Economic Zone. — Photo

Five or six more industrial parks were expected to be built in the northern port city of Hai Phong, according to head of the municipal Economic Zone Authority (HEZA) Pham Van Moi.

Investors have kept an eye on the construction of the Vinh Quang Industrial Park in Tien Lang District and the DEEP C4 Industrial Zone in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Economic Zone thanks to favourable transport infrastructure.

DEEP C4 is located next to to Lach Huyen Deep Sea Port which is able to receive ships with a capacity of up to 8,000 TEU.

Moi said the city’s 13 industrial parks, including the nine in Dinh Vu-Cat Hai Economic Zone, have attracted 449 domestic and foreign projects so far. Nearly US$13.6 billion had been poured into 311 foreign-invested projects, and more than VND136.3 trillion ($5.9 billion) was secured in 138 domestically-invested projects.

In 2018 alone, local industrial parks had 65 new projects with total registered capital of $520.2 million, and 38 projects adjusted their investment capital with a combined additional sum of $1.76 billion. Foreign investment tripled the amount recorded in 2017 to reach $2.28 billion.

Domestic investors landed VND42.7 trillion in investment throughout the year.

Good transport infrastructure alongside improvements to administrative procedures and land clearance have made the city more attractive to investors, he said.

HEZA will continue working to remove bottlenecks for investors, as well as shorten the time needed for granting investment licences to between two to seven days. — VNS

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