The development situation of IPs and EZs
In the first six months of 2011, there were eight industrial parks which were invested to expand, with the total expanded area of 978 ha, in which gathered mainly in the Mekong Delta region with 6 IPs (total expansion area was 745 ha), one expanded IP in the Red River Delta and one IP in the Northern midland mountainous area with total expansion area were respectively 121 ha and 112 ha.
By the end of June 2011, there were 260 IPs established with a total natural area of 72,000 ha, including nearly 46,000 ha of industrial land that can be leased, accounting for 65% of total area natural land. In which, 174 Industrial parks went into operation with a total area of 43,500 ha and 86 industrial parks which were in the compensation period for clearance and basic construction with total area of 28,500 ha. IPs allocates over 57 provinces and cities across the country, focusing on three key economic regions.
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Also in the first six months, the Prime Minister issued the Decision that agreed to add 2 EZs to the development plan of Vietnam’s coastal EZs until 2020: Ninh Co EZ (Nam Dinh province) and Thai Binh Coastal EZ (Thai Binh province), bringing the total number of EZs in the development plan of the country’s EZs in 2020 to 18, with a total area of ground and surface water of the EZs is 730,553 ha.
Attraction of investment into IPs, EZs
In the first 6 months of 2011, the country’s industrial zone has attracted 138 projects of foreign investment with total registered investment capital of over 2,264 million USD and adjusted to increase the capital for 124 projects with total additional capital of more than 1016 million USD. Southeast region is the regional leader in attracting foreign investment into industrial parks with a total investment of 2210 million USD, accounting for more than 67% of the total foreign investment in industrial zones in six months in 2011.
Some significant projects received investment certificates in the first six months of 2011 are: First Solar Production Ltd. in Vietnam with total capital of over 1 billion USD in the Southeast Industrial Park, Ho Chi Minh city; project of NSG specialized Glass Ltd. with a total investment of more than 323 million USD in My Xuan A IP, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, project of Wintek Vietnam Co., Ltd. - a total investment of 250 million USD in Quang Chau IP, Bac Giang province...
Accumulated to the end of June 2011, IPs in the country have attracted 4,045 projects of foreign investment with total registered investment capital of 56,835 million USD, total implemented investment capital has reached more than 22,000 million, with 38% of the total registered investment capital. There are currently more than 3,078 projects are in operation and 450 projects in process of basic construction and investment.
Regarding domestic investment, in the first six months in 2011, Industrial Parks has attracted 152 projects with total registered capital of 17,260 billion VND and increased funds for 42 projects with total additional capital of 4,600 billion VND. Thus, for nearly six months of the year, the total domestic investment attracted more than 21,860 billion VND. Accumulated until the end of June-2011, industrial parks throughout the country has attracted 4,456 domestic investment projects with total registered capital of nearly 360,000 billion Dong, the total implemented investment to reach 176,000 billion Dong, approximately 50% of the total registered capital.
In the first 6 months of 2011, the coastal EZs attracted 25 foreign investment projects, including projects to increase capital and expand production with a total investment of more than 500 million USD and 75 domestic projects with a total investment of more than 77,000 billion VND. The EZs throughout the country attracted nearly 700 projects in the country and abroad with a total investment of nearly 33 billion USD and 400,000 billion VND. In particular, some large and important projects in Nghi Son EZ, Vung Ang Economic Zone, Dung Quat Economic Zone, including refineries 1 and 2, Dung Quat shipyard, steel plant in Quang Lien, Complex of steel and Son Duong deep-water port, Doosan heavy Engineering Factory, the thermal power plant and the Vung Ang port in Van Phong international Port...
Results of production and trade
Although the socio-eco situation in the early months had difficulties due to inflation, high interest rates, unpredictable world of economics, but in first six months in 2011, the production and trading of industrial parks, EZs has achieved encouraging results. Indicators of production and business of the IPs, EZs nationwide in six first months in 2011 reached a growth. Enterprises in IPs achieved the total revenue of nearly 15.5 billion USD and 80,000 billion VND. Turn-over of export and import of enterprises reached 11 billion USD and 9.2 billion USD. Businesses also contributed to the state budget 7700 billion VND and 55 million USD.
Although were newly formed and in the process of technical infrastructure construction, in recent years the production and trading of the EZs also has seen significant growth, sales of EZs reached more than 71,105 billion VND and 365 million USD (increased 3.5 times higher than the revenue of 2010). The value of imports and exports respectively are 500 million USD and 193 million USD, added to the state budget more than 1,140 billion VND.
By the end of June 2011, the IPs, EZs solved jobs for over 1.6 million direct workers.