Industrial Parks in Vietnam – Invest The Right Way

Industrial Parks in Vietnam is being developed more and more to further promote foreign investment into the country. We will explain the industrial parks system in Vietnam, how to evaluate in industrial parks and some of the advantages of setting up industrial parks in Vietnam.

The Development of Industrial Parks In Vietnam

The industrial parks is the government’s location for the production of industrial goods and services. Industrial parks combine certain activities – such as manufacturing, exports or high technology – and there are many incentives for business that cooperate here.

The number of Industrial Parks in Vietnam continue to increase as foreign investment flows. As of December 2018, there were 326 industrial parks established nationwide, with 249 operating.

Although industrial parks in Vietnam make profits for many businesses, investors should take the time to learn more and create a short list of locations to invest. Here, we emphasize the important factors for your business to consider.

Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Parks in Hải Phòng
Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Parks in Hải Phòng – Industrial Parks in Viet Nam

Location of Industrial Parks in Vietnam

There are three regions of the North, Central and South. Each area has its own characteristics, as well as unique incentive programs.

Northern Region

The Northern region comprises 25 provinces, with the North Key Economic Zone (NKEZ) making up seven several cities and provinces, including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc, and Quang Ninh.

Being close to China, Northern region is particularly suited to businesses that want to move production to industrial parks in Vietnam but still operate in China.

Central Region

The Central Key Economic Zone (CKEZ) comprises five provinces – Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Danh, with the majority of activity occurring around Da Nang.

The Central region doesn’t have industrial parks as much as the northern and southern regions. Key industries here include light industry projects such as food processing.

Southern Region

This area is the most dynamic economic zone in the country. It is known as an industrial park center in Vietnam, attracting the highest FDI capital due to the favorable investment environment.

The north is the best option for business to import input goods from China, while the south has the advantage of being near the largest commercial port in Vietnam. Proximity to key destinations such as airports, seaports, major cities, main highways, and borders are also important

Labor Resources

An important attraction for foreign investors is the low labor costs. In the North, ities like Hanoi and Hai Phong especially have abundant labor supply.

Finding the right workers in the Central region can prove more challenging than in other regions. Workers in technical fields often find better opportunities in the north and south. Foreign investors are likely to find it challenging to hiring and retaining staff in specialized fields or high-level positions.

In the South, talent is available and supported by various educational institutions around Ho Chi Minh City; However, the competition is high among employers for talent in this field.

Average salary can vary from US$500 to US$2,000 for industrial workers and managers, depending on the industry and skill level. Overtime, overtime wages, and social insurance should also be taken into consideration.

Qualified and Abundant Label Resources - Industrial Parks in Viet Nam
Qualified and Abundant Label Resources – Industrial Parks in Viet Nam

Infrastructure of Industrial Parks in Vietnam

Infrastructure is often a deciding factor related to the success of an industrial parks in Vietnam. Industrial parks that failed to attract business in the past often lacked good infrastructure and management – the country’s infrastructure was a bit slow to develop in the context of rapid industrialization.

Many industrial parks are located near national highways that lead to airports, seaports, and rail stations for easy transport among other conveniences. According to the 2018 Provincial Competitiveness Index, Binh Duong, Da Nang, Vinh Phuc, Hai Duong, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau were the five provinces that were rated as having the best infrastructure.

Completed and Modern Infrastructure - Industrial Parks in Viet Nam
Completed and Modern Infrastructure – Industrial Parks in Viet Nam

Type of Industries of Industrial Parks in Vietnam

The government has designated and provided incentives for a number of industries in the North, Central and South regions. We look at three regions and industry specific fields unique to them.

The Northern region focuses mainly on agricultural products.

The Central region is known for its marine economy. Over the next few years, regional authorities aim to increase development in areas such as oil and gas, shipbuilding, logistics and other high-tech industries.

The Southern region is dedicated to developing trade, exports, technology, services and telecommunications.

Incentives for Specialized Zones

Tax incentives include exemption or reduction of corporate income tax (CIT), value added tax (VAT) and import duties for specific periods, and are granted based on the business lines and location.

Regulated encouraged sectors include education, healthcare, sports, culture, high technology, environmental protection, scientific research, infrastructural development, and software manufacturing. Administrative divisions or locations with investment incentives include disadvantaged or extremely disadvantaged areas, industrial parks, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, and economic zones.

In addition, import tax exemption and land lease incentives are also provided to investors. Such incentives and exemptions depend on the industry and the location of investment.

The Major Industrial Parks in Vietnam

Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP)

  • Established in 1996 by both Governments of Vietnam and Singapore, VSIP is a world-class industrial park that was named the “Best Industrial Developer 2013” by UK’s Euromoney magazine;
  • VSIP has projects located in both the Southern (Bac Ninh, Hai Phong) and Northern (Binh Duong) Vietnam;
  • VSIP’s success has been accredited to i) the attractive investment environment, ii) transparent and liberal management framework and iii) strategic positioning;
  • The industrial park welcomes investments in the areas of automotive components, electronics, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.
  • Along the way, the VSIP was remodeled from a traditional industrial park to an integrated township and industrial park, bringing in new urban solutions such as international masterplanning, sustainable infrastructure and attracted foreign investors with higher value-added manufacturing

Phuoc Dong Industrial Park (PDIP)

  • PDIP is a modern and innovative, environmentally-oriented manufacturing and commercial park located between Go Dau and Trang Bang Districts;
  • The industrial zone welcomes investments from business sectors including logistics and supporting services, biofuel, construction materials, steel components and textile industry.
  • Planned industrial park port in Vietnam’s seaport system with 3 clusters of 9 berths deep water ports, ensures 10.000 – 15.000 DWT ships.

Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park (HPIP)

  • Hiep Phuoc industrial park was established in 2007 and is located in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City;
  • HPIP offers over 4,000ha of industrial land together with ready-built factory for rent;
  • This free zone has access to modern road and sea transportation infrastructure suitable for export activities;
  • The zone welcomes investments in sectors including leather processing, building materials, mechanics and chemicals.

Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Park (NDV)

  • Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Park – Hai Phong is a specially designed industrial park associated with the seaport system – the logistics chain in Northern Vietnam.
  • The industrial park has a favorable position at the nearest gateway to the sea, enjoying the full advantage of Hai Phong’s port system. This is also the only industrial park in Vietnam that has an internal seaport – Nam Dinh Vu Port. The zone has a large ship turning area (300 meters) that allows up to 40,000 DWT ships.
  • In addition, the domestic and international transport infrastructure connection help goods delivery be extremely convenient, helping investors minimize costs and minimize logistics risks.

Source: Vietnam’s Industrial Zones – How to Pick a Location for Your Business

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