Working toward Modern Eco-friendly Industrial Parks

10:38:40 AM | 11/30/2022

Vinh Phuc province is directing relevant agencies and industrial park infrastructure developers to upgrade the infrastructure of industrial parks and give priority to planting trees and lawns, and protecting the environment to become more attractive to investors.

Mr. Vu Kim Thanh, Deputy Director of Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority, said that some of the new industrial zones in Vinh Phuc once had weeds, rock and soil uncleansed and had only factories for manufacturing. These shortcomings were quickly addressed, showing the province’s positive response to infrastructure upgrading and environmental protection in industrial parks.  Currently, industrial parks have been covered with green trees and grass.

Khai Quang, Thang Long Vinh Phuc and Ba Thien industrial parks are typical of eco-development. A lot of trees, aged three years or higher, have been planted inside and outside industrial parks to create beautiful and friendly production areas. Khai Quang Industrial Park currently has 77 tenants with more than 43,100 employees. Most tenants feel happy with the green surroundings. Wastewater treatment system and rainwater drainage ditches were well built to lead wastewater to treatment facilities for treatment before being discharged into the environment.

Thang Long Vinh Phuc Industrial Park started construction in September 2017 on a total area of more than 213 ha in Binh Xuyen district. Sumitomo Corporation of Japan invested in its infrastructure. The developer used fertile soil to grow trees and grass most economically and efficiently and spared more than 20% of the area for green trees, water surface and roads. In addition, the corporation invested in building three canals with a total length of 3.6 km, used not only to drain rainwater and prevent flooding but also to store water for irrigation and ecological balance. Green trees are also planted outside the industrial park, and protected very carefully. This park still has space for new tenants.

Ba Thien II Industrial Park, located on 308 ha in Thien Ke, Ba Hien and Trung My communes, Binh Xuyen district, is invested with a modern, synchronous and sufficient communication system, green trees, lighting system, power grid and water supply network. All wastewater generated by Ba Thien II is collected and treated at a centralized wastewater treatment facility with a daily capacity of 10,000 cubic meters. Internal roads are built with 2-6 lanes, with widths ranging from 19.5 m to 39 m.

Infrastructure development in industrial parks, featuring green trees inside and outside their fences, will create a green, clean and beautiful landscape, reduce greenhouse gas effects, create a friendly environment, ease workers’ feelings after stressful working hours, and prevent respiratory diseases. Industrial parks filled with trees and pastures will leave good impressions on investors and open up great opportunities for investment attraction into Vinh Phuc.

By Nguyet Tham, Vietnam Business Forum