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Overview of industrial parks and clusters in Ben Tre

16/08/2019 17:00 |

​In 2005, the Management Board of Industrial Parks was formed at the Decision No 178/QĐ-TTg signed by the Vietnamese Prime Minister on July 15, 2005, regarding the establishment of the Management Board of Industrial Parks of Ben Tre. Its precursor was the Board of Preparation for Industrial Parks Investment Projects. To date, there are totally nine industrial parks in Ben Tre approved by the Government, covering 1,350 hectares of land.

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The An Hiep Industrial Park seen from above. (Source: Management Board of Industrial Parks)

Industrial parks have been built and put into stable operation, including the Giao Long Industrial Park (area of 102ha), the Giao Long Industrial Park Phase II (68ha) and the An Hiep Industrial Park (70ha). These industrial parks have been filled 100% of land. Currently, the province is continuing to invest in infrastructure of Phu Thuan Industrial Park (230ha) approved by the Provincial People's Committee at the Decision No. 1025/QĐ-UBND dated May 16, 2019. The Management Board of Industrial Parks is expeditiously coordinating with the People's Committee of Binh Dai district and related departments to soon implement necessary steps so that ground clearance is being undertaken from now till the end of 2019 and ready to call for secondary investment.

In addition, the Management Board of Industrial Parks has also been assigned by the Provincial People's Committee to manage the Long Phuoc Industrial Cluster (area of 50ha) since July 2018. At the moment, phase one has been implemented and three projects have been granted investment registration certificates, one of which, the Saigon Brewery, has been built and put into operation.

Accumulatively, so far in industrial parks and the Long Phuoc Industrial Cluster, there are 54 valid investment projects. 45 projects thereof have been put into operation and trial activities, three projects are under construction; one project is canceled and five projects are following construction procedures. Total accumulated investment capital so far of 54 valid projects reached 15,410.43 billion Vietnamese dongs (converted). That consists of 32 domestic projects with registered capital of 6,681.8 billion Vietnamese dongs and 22 foreign-invested projects with registered capital of 436.8 million US dollars.

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The Giao Long Industrial Park seen from above. (Source: Management Board of Industrial Parks)

For details, the Giao Long Industrial Park currently has 23 valid secondary investment projects, consisting of 11 domestic projects with registered capital of 2,654.28 billion Vietnamese dongs and 12 foreign-invested projects with registered capital of 198.6 million US dollars.

The Giao Long Industrial Park Phase II has 12 valid secondary investment projects, consisting of six domestic projects with registered capital of 625.5 billion Vietnamese dongs and six foreign-invested projects with registered capital of 97.7 million US dollars.

The An Hiep Industrial Park has 16 valid secondary investment projects consisting of 12 domestic projects with registered investment capital of 2,680.9 billion Vietnamese dongs and four foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of 140.5 million US dollars.

The Long Phuoc Industrial Cluster has three valid secondary investment projects (domestic investment) with a total investment capital of 721.09 billion Vietnamese dongs.

The industrial parks established in the past time have contributed greatly to the socio-economic development and increased the industrial scale of the province, thereby accelerating the process of economic restructuring to contribute to changing the face of the province's economy.

Annual performance of enterprises in industrial zones is stable and on a good development trend, reflected through many targets such as implemented capital of projects, industrial production values, export turnover having good growth rates over the same period.

The total number of workforce in the industrial parks and clusters up to now is 34,460 people, largely meeting the need of jobs for workers in Ben Tre.

In addition, the Phong Nam industrial cluster (Giong Trom district) has completed the detailed planning with a total area of 41.94 hectars. In the cluster, there are 7 projects registered for investment, with leasing area of 31 hectars, and a total registered investment capital of 1,943 billion Vietnamese dongs. Among them, there are five projects specialised in manufacturing and trading of coconut-based products, two of which have been put into operation.

In the coming time, Ben Tre is going to build and put into operation more industrial parks and clusters approved by the Central Government. At the time being, the province is calling for investment into projects to construct and trade infrastructure for industrial parks in Giao Hoa (Chau Thanh district), Thanh Tan (Mo Cay Bac district) and Phuoc Long (Giong Trom district). At the same time, the province is also calling for investment in projects of construction and trading of infrastructure for industrial clusters such as the Phong Nam Extended Cluster (adjacent to the current Phong Nam Industrial Cluster), the Son Quy Industrial Cluster (Cho Lach district), the An Nhon Industrial Cluster (Thanh Phu district), the Binh Thoi Industrial Cluster (Binh Dai district), the An Hoa Tay and the Thi tran - An Duc Industrial Cluster (Ba Tri district).

Written by Le Ngoan

Translated by Truong Hung

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