The industrial zones (IZs) in Vinh Phuc province welcomed six new projects into operation in August 2023, bringing the total number of operational projects in the IZs to 403 (330 FDI projects and 73 DDI projects), which accounted for 86.3% of the total projects.
According to a report by the Vinh Phuc Industrial Zones Management Board, as of August 15, 2023, the IZs had 467 valid investment projects, comprising 106 domestic direct investment (DDI) projects with a total registered capital of VND32,254.25 billion (US$1.4 billion) and 361 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total registered capital of US$6.25 billion. Out of these projects, 403 were in operation, representing 86.3% of the total projects; 14 were under construction, accounting for 3% of the total projects; 42 were carrying out investment procedures, making up 9% of the total projects; three were conducting land compensation and site clearance, constituting 0.7% of the total projects; and five were rescheduling the progress or terminating operations, amounting to 1% of the total projects. The disbursed capital in August 2023 amounted to US$39.26 million and VND100 billion.
In August 2023, the board provided support to tenants in addressing various challenges and issues, such as guiding companies to adjust and supplement their business lines in accordance with the IZ planning; assisting investors in applying for the investment registration certificates; coordinating with relevant authorities to remove obstacles for investors to rent land in IZs for their projects; consulting and collaborating with specialized agencies in appraising requests for investment project implementation/adjustment; and answering and instructing tenants on installing rooftop solar power systems for their production and business needs to cope with power shortage.
In September 2023, the board expected to grant investment licenses to 2-4 new projects and 3-4 existing projects with a total registered capital of US$5-7 million and VND50 -100 billion and continue to guide and support investors in project implementation. Additionally, 2-4 more projects were expected to be put into operation and US$40-45 million and VND60-100 billion were expected to be disbursed.
By Nguyet Tham, Vietnam Business Forum