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|VSIP Quang Ngai is an emerging hotspot for investment in Vietnam's central coastal region|
Bekaert, a global market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings headquartered in Belgium will set up a $125 million steel wire and steel cord manufacturing plant to serve its customers worldwide.
Hoya Lens, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, will set up a $138 million eyeglasses lens manufacturing facility. Happy Furniture from Singapore has committed to invest $48 million in their new production facility while Gesin Viet Nam from Korea will set up a $10 million mattress manufacturing and processing plant.
These new investments will bring the total amount of FDI in VSIP Quang Ngai to $733 million. Upon the completion and operations of all the tenants, the park will create good jobs for over 35,000 workers.
Besides providing solutions that support economic development, VSIP is committed to improve the quality of life of the Quang Ngai local community. Continuing the work from Sembcorp-VSIP Water Initiative that saw the provision of clean water to 14,000 people across 10 sites in Quang Ngai province, 80 scholarships valued at VND100 million ($4,300) were presented to students from Tinh Phong, Tinh Tho, Tinh An Tay and Truong Quang Trong communes prior to and during the event. Together with other CSR initiatives to provide houses for the needy, canteen for the orphanage, financial support for heart surgery and community library, VSIP has contributed a total of VND7.6 billion ($326,800) to the Quang Ngai community.
The Vietnamese government has been directing investments to the central coastal region in an effort to balance economic development across the country, where development has largely been concentrated in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Located in Quang Ngai province, VSIP Quang Ngai broke ground in 2013 in a ceremony witnessed by the prime ministers of Vietnam and Singapore.
With VSIP strong track record and commitments of the local authorities, infrastructure including major roads, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Fire Fighting Station were put in place quickly and foreign investments across major industries were secured. In 2018, VSIP Quang Ngai attracted totally $351 million in FDI, accounting for 93 per cent of the province’s FDI.
“We are heartened to see how far VSIP Quang Ngai has come in the short five years. We are very thankful for the vote of confidence from investors and the strong support from the government. As the park develops, we will continue to work closely with the leaders and people of Quang Ngai to bring sustainable economic and social development to the province,” said Anthony Tan, general director of VSIP Quang Ngai.