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Thứ Năm, 29 tháng 6, 2017

Foreign Investment in Hanoi Increased Strongly

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Hanoi is increasing in both quantity and quality. Foreign investors have gradually believed in the decision to set up business in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho vốn đầu tư nước ngoài
Unlike many other localities in the country with large FDI projects such as billion-dollar manufacturing complex, Hanoi is much quieter in attracting FDI. But the reality is different. According to the statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment), up to the end of May 2017, Hanoi still ranked at the 4thplace among provinces attracting the most FDI with over 26.2 billion USD.
If we list the large-scale FDI projects registered in Vietnam since the beginning of 2017, Hanoi can contribute 3 projects, first is Aeon Mall Ha Dong with registered capital of 192.51 million USD. The next is Coca-Cola Vietnam’s 319.8 million USD capital increase project and 72 million USD Park City project.
Last year, a series of FDI projects poured into Hanoi. For example, the project to invest in the purchase and operation of technical system, equipment, technology, software and trading of lottery elective named “Vietlott” (210 million USD); Vietnamobile Company increased its capital (208 million USD); or Vietnam Public Bank project (134 million USD) …
Not to mention, Hanoi has attracted Samsung’s 300 million USD Center for Research and Development (R&D). This proves that the quality of FDI inflows into Hanoi has been improved.
According to information from the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment, the city is working hard to improve the investment environment to attract more investment capital both at home and abroad. Many solutions have been mentioned, such as facilitating access to land, land use, land for investment and business; improve the efficiency of administration, administrative reform, improve the investment environment; promoting and enhancing the effectiveness of investment promotion activities…
Good news for Hanoi is that the Prime Minister has officially issued a separate Decree allowing the implementation of separate mechanism for the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. For example, allowing investment projects in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park to enjoy the highest incentives in accordance with the law of Vietnam, allowing the application of the one-door mechanism, prioritizing the allocation of land funds to develop housing for employees… This is also an opportunity for Hanoi to attract investment in hi-tech sectors, attracting investment from multinational corporations – a priority orientation for FDI attraction identified by Hanoi for many years.
In addition, Hanoi also determines to encourage the development of supporting industries, biotechnology, using modern technology, friendly with the environment; projects in the field of information technology, agricultural development, food safety… And especially, large-scale infrastructure projects.
Without hesitation, Hanoi has frankly expressed the desire that Japanese investors will invest in urban railway projects, investment projects to build bridges spanning the Red River, ring routes, metro lines, underground parking lots, satellite urban areas…
Not only FDI capital, calling for investment in these projects also means that Hanoi also determined to promote investment in the form of public-private partnerships (PPP). In the first 6 months, Hanoi has attracted 24 PPP projects, with a total investment of 32.103 billion USD. A very promising shift, promising that in the coming time, there will be strong waves of investment poured into Hanoi.

Thứ Ba, 27 tháng 6, 2017

Quang Ninh Calls for Investors in Tourism Real Estate

Quang Ninh is becoming an open destination for tourism investors to come and set up business in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Quang Ninh Calls for Investors in Tourism Real Estate
With the land area and sea surface of over 12,000 square kilometers, the topography of more than 2,000 islands spread over 250 kilometers of coastal lines, Quang Ninh is considered as a “small Vietnam” with the potential to develop green tourism. Therefore, it is not surprising that many travel experts perceive Quang Ninh is blessed with special values.
The first highlight of the Quang Ninh tourism journey is Ha Long Bay – the world natural heritage, the most typical and unique island in the island’s integrated marine tourism system. This system stretches 250 kilometers of sea route, linking Ha Long – Bai Tu Long – Van Don island – Bai Tu Long National Park – Co To island – Vinh Thuc island – Tra Co beach with Cat Ba National Forest (the World Biosphere Reserve) and the marine resources system of Hai Phong city. These remarkable advantages make Ha Long Bay along with Cat Ba, Do Son (Hai Phong) are prioritized to develop into national tourist area.
Along with Ha Long Bay, places like Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Bai Dai, Van Hai white sand mine… (in Van Don island district); or Tra Co, Vinh Thuc (in Mong Cai city) … with beautiful beaches, natural forests, intact coral reefs around the islands, offshore locations, have created special values of Quang Ninh tourism.
In addition to natural advantages, Quang Ninh is the only province with land and sea borders with China, an important and vibrant trade gateway between Vietnam, China and ASEAN countries. That is why large investors want to choose Quang Ninh. From the end of 2013 up to now, Quang Ninh has attracted more than 100 projects with total investment capital of more than 5.5 billion USD, nearly half of capital concentrated in Ha Long city, of which the strong investment waves mostly focus on the field of tourism.
There is not only the presence of Vietnamese investors such as Tuan Chau, Vingroup, Sun Group, FLC…, the attractiveness of Quang Ninh is also reflected in the presence of billion-dollar-super-projects of giants investors from United States, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates… The famous names such as Wyndham, Starwood, ISC Corp, Amata, Nakheel… have landed in Ha Long with huge investment plan.
In the development plan, Quang Ninh is calling for investment in 14 large-scale eco-tourism real estate projects (period 2016 – 2020) and many other projects to develop 4 major tourism centers: Ha Long; Mong Cai – Tra Co; Van Don – Co To; Uong Bi – Dong Trieu – Quang Yen.
Standing in the top on tourism investment attraction, the keys that help Quang Ninh to balance its economic benefits and resource conservation are unified planning, consistent development and a clear view on investment attraction.

Chủ Nhật, 25 tháng 6, 2017

Korean Corporation Builds Aircraft Engine Spare Part Factory in Vietnam

Hanwha Techwin is seeking opportunity to expand capacity through opening factory abroad and they chose to set up factory in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Tổng công ty Hàn Quốc xây dựng nhà máy sản xuất động cơ máy bay tại Việt Nam
Hanwha Techwin Corporation from Korea has selected a 10 hectares site on the suburb of Hanoi to build a factory manufacturing aircraft engine spare parts.
The Corporation is now waiting for the Vietnamese Government to approve the project. If licensed, Hanwha Techwin will start construction of the factory in August 2017 and begin operation in the second quarter of 2018. This factory covers an area of 6ha, 8 times more than a regular football field.
In order to implement the plan to raise revenue from aircraft engine spare parts to 900 million USD, Hanwha Techwin is seeking to expand capacity through opening factory abroad. In which, among many areas targeted by Hanwha Techwin, Vietnam was selected for having a suitable logistics environment and high competitive advantage in terms of production costs.
This technology corporation is expanding its engine parts businessby winning large contracts from leading global aircraft engine manufacturers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and Rolls-Royce.
Earlier in April 2017, Hanwha Techwin Corporation started construction of Hanwha Techwin Security factory in Que Vo Industrial Park, Bac Ninh province. Phase 1 of this 100-million-USD project will manufacture CCTV camera, storage devices, high technology security surveillance devices.

Thứ Sáu, 23 tháng 6, 2017

Will Form New Value Chain in Vietnam – Japan Economic Cooperation

Japan has truly become a strategic partner of Vietnam. Currently, trade activities between the two countries are being promoted and more and more Japanese businesses choose to set up company in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho hợp tác kinh tế việt nhật
According to Mr. Hironobu Kitagawa, Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Vietnam, it is not just a single sector investment, the integration of industry groups to create new value chains is essential for Vietnam -Japan economic cooperation.
During the recent visit to Japan by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, many collaboration memorandum have been signed, as well as 1,600 attendees pointed out that Japanese enterprises pay high attention to the investment in Vietnam. In the eyes of Japanese businesses, Vietnamese market is a continuous growing market. In addition to the second group of industries (manufacturing and processing industries), enterprises will expand into other sectors such as the first industry group (agriculture sector) and the third industry group (service industries).
Japanese side affirmed that they would continue to support Vietnam in implementing the plans of the 6 selected industries in order to accelerate Vietnam’s industrialization and modernization process. Basically, direct investment from abroad will boost domestic industry and boost economic growth. Of course, if foreign economic relations accelerate, the ability to create new business opportunities will be greater, while stimulating the domestic consumption market. Therefore, through the receipt of investment from abroad, the building of mutually beneficial relationship is necessary.
Increasing investment from Japan in 6 areas (especially electronics, food processing and car accessories) is the focus for accumulation of supporting industries. This is expected to contribute to the nurturing of Vietnamese enterprises. Moreover, JETRO will continue to contribute to the development of supporting industries in Vietnam by organizing annual supporting industry exhibitions.

Thứ Tư, 21 tháng 6, 2017

Canadian Investors Invest in Binh Dinh Province

Seldat Vietnam Co., Ltd (coming from Canada) went to Vietnam to set up business by implementing the garment factory project.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Nhà đầu tư Canada đầu tư vào tỉnh Bình Định

Department of Planning and Investment of Binh Dinh province has just granted certificate of investment registration for Seldat Vietnam Co., Ltd (investors from Canada) to invest in Seldat Vietnam garment factory project in An Hoa village, Nhon Khanh commune, An Nhon town, with a total investment of nearly 1.2 million USD.

Accordingly, the project will invest 5 production lines with designed capacity of 2 million products/year, products are mainly exported to the US market. The project is built on an area of 2,440m2 and is expected to be completed and put into operation in quarter II/2017.

The project is licensed within the first days of the year so that it can be considered a meaningful gift for the efforts of the Binh Dinh province in attracting investment. BinhDinh province has consistently implemented reforms, simplification of administrative procedures, thereby contributing to create an open investment environment, attracting investors to come to the province. Up to date, Binh Dinh has 69 FDI projects, total registered capital of 783 million USD, mainly are investors coming from potential economies in the world like the US, China, Japan, France, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand….

In 2017, in order to continue to be an attractive destination for investors, besides the administrative reform, leaders of Binh Dinh province will strengthen dialogue with businesses in order to listen to their desire, disassemble any difficulties and obstacles to improve the investment and business environment, promoting economic development of the locality.

Currently, the Department of Planning and Investment of Binh Dinh is finalizing the draft scheme for implementation of the model “one door, one door interconnection”, preparing to submit to the leaders of Binh Dinh province for consideration and promulgation. At the same time, the E-Regulations project (electronic regulation system). The website has been completed, fully published the procedures relating to foreign investment so that investors can access and search for information about the investment procedures when investing in Binh Dinh.

According to Director of Investment Promotion Centre (IPC) of Binh Dinh, Binh Dinh province’s goal is to continue to invest in development of Nhon Hoi Economic Zone and industrial zones as planned for these places to become seeds of the province’s growth in the sectors such as industry, tourism services, urban; create motivation and basis so that until 2020, Binh Dinh province can basically become developed province of the central region.


Thứ Ba, 20 tháng 6, 2017

Many Foreign Brands Are Coming to Vietnam

Realizing that Vietnam is a promising market, foreign enterprises want to do business in Vietnam through the form of franchising. Recently, many consumer goods, fashion and cosmetics brands from Japan and Thailand are promoting the franchise with Vietnamese partners and enterprises.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho nhiều thương hiệu nước ngoài đang đến việt nam
In the framework of the program “Vietnam – Thailand Enterprises Interaction in The Field of Franchising” which was held in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) recently, there were 40 Thailand enterprises operating in the food, beverage, restaurant, supermarket, health care, cosmetic sectors joined to find partners in Vietnam.
According Mr Nupartpat Sutthitham, Director of the MP Mart convenience store chain (Thailand), currently in Thailand there are 3 MP Mart stores, in which the model is not the same as Family Mart or Circle K. While Family Mart sells mainly food (80%), MP Mart sells mainly fast moving consumer goods, which are produced in Thailand (70%).
According to representatives of MP Mart, the cost to open a store in Thailand with an average area of 150 m2 is approximately 50,000 USD. Realizing the Vietnam market has many opportunities, MP Mart wants to explore and this is the first time this brand comes to Vietnam. The criteria for selection of investors, partners of MP Mart are having financial resources to be able to scaling this model in large numbers in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, according to representatives of Kokekokko – a well-known chicken fast food brand in Thailand with 5 stores, using Japanese spices to marinate chicken. Representatives of this brand also did not hide their intention to find partners with business understanding and financial resources to open stores in Vietnam.
Also in late November of 2016, there were 9 Japan enterprises with 14 fashion brands came to Vietnam to find partners to open franchise stores or distribute products in the domestic market.
According to Mr Akira Kaise, representatives of I Am Company Limited, this fashion brand has been presented in many markets around the world such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, UK, Netherlands… and this is the first time he comes to Vietnam to study the market.
Representative of I Am Co., Ltd commented that young population, good economic development, increasing people’s incomes… are factors to make Vietnam becoming a potential market for fashion items. In addition to the market penetration, the Company is also interested in outsourcing or investing in Vietnam to take advantage of low labor costs and highly skilled labors.
At the Vietnam market, Japanese businesses are often mentioned in the culinary field, meanwhile, the fashion, cosmetics or beauty brands are not widely known by consumers. Thus, recently, many Japanese cosmetic brands have decided to enter the market of Vietnam and looking for official distributors.
In an activity operated by the Esuhai Company of Vietnam recently in HCMC, there were nearly 10 cosmetic brands of Japan participated. Among them, the brand Kose is well known by many consumers.
According to the representative of Kose, this enterprise has been established since 1946, global sales reached 2.1 billion USD a year and has been presented in 18 countries. However, so far, this brand does not have official distribution channel in Vietnam market. Therefore, along with the promotion of market presence and product introduction, on this occasion, Kose desires to find agents and official partner in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, according to representatives of Nippon Menard Cosmetic Company, owner of the brand Menard, the Company is fully confident to introduce their products to consumers in Vietnam and wanted to find good partners to be able to access to more consumers.
According to the representatives of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in HCMC, Vietnam currently has more than 93 million populations, of which half are women who want to become more beautiful as earnings are improving and willing to spend the budget for beauty and body care. Therefore, this is a favorable time and good opportunity for the Japanese cosmetics brand to penetrate the market of Vietnam.
However, there is the fact that the Japanese cosmetic and fashion products are priced relatively high compared to the average income of local consumers. In addition, the Japanese fashion is not common in Vietnam market. Therefore, this is seen as the first step for the fashion and cosmetic brands of Japan to explore the market and find partners.

Thứ Hai, 19 tháng 6, 2017

Open for Private Investment in Vietnam Railways

The revised Railway Law has just been passed by the National Assembly will create attraction for investors to set up company in Vietnam to invest in infrastructure and railway projects.
Railway track on snow Free Photo
The revised Railway Law has just been passed by the National Assembly and is expected to come into force on July 1st 2018 with many preferential mechanisms that will create attraction for investors to invest in infrastructure and railway projects.
Up to now, Lotte E&C (Korea) is the most zealous foreign investor in the Yen Vien – Lao Cai Railway Upgrading Project and the project to build railway connecting Lao Cai – Ha Khau in the form of PPP. Previously, in mid-February 2017, a preliminary study including investment plan, capital size and project repayment capacity was submitted by the Korean investor to the Ministry of Transport. In addition to the proposal to apply the form of build – lease – transfer (BLT), Lotte also wants to receive some incentives during the implementation of the project.
It is known that with the type of BLT contract, Lotte will invest capital to build infrastructure. Upon completion, the investor is entitled to provide services on the basis of operating that facility in a determined period of 20 years. The competent state agency shall hire the service and pay to the investor, when expired, the investor shall return the facility to the competent State authority for management and use.
Moreover, the Railway Law (amended) has added a number of provisions, which are considered to be the great drive for the railway sector. Specifically, the rail transport business is defined as the industry that is entitled to investment incentives; Organizations and individuals engaged in railway activities shall be entitled to incentives and supports such as free land use fees for land area for infrastructure construction, the highest incentives level for enterprise income tax rate, enjoy the most preferential credit policy; applying the pricing mechanism for the mode of leasing or transferring the right to exploit railway infrastructure.
These regulations will create breakthroughs in investment resources, attracting businesses to concentrate resources on railway development, in fact many countries have similar policies.