More industrial parks and large-scale investment projects to sprout in Ben Tre

According to IPC Ben Tre, for the last 5 months, the project of waste water treatment system in the Giao Long Industrial Park has been promptly pushed to achieve 87% of the schedule, while more than 60% in value of the bid packages of the transport and rain-water drainage systems have also been finished.

Until now, 10 licenced projects with total registered capital of US$24,13 million and VND933,98 billion are still in effect in the IP. A total of 37,48 hectares of leased land, or 57,23% of the IP total area, have so far been delivered to the investors. At present, 3 projects are working stably.

In the An Hiep Industrial Zone in particular, 23 hectares of space area have been handed over to the investors and another 23,68 hectares have been cleared. 6 licenced projects with total registered capital of US$69,5 million and VND72,163 billion are still in effect in An Hiep Industrial Zone. Three of these projects have gone into production, two are in the stage of construction.

At the moment, 16 large-scale projects are applying for land-lease to set up factories and industrial parks in Ben Tre. They include Thai Export and Import Bank (Eximbank) requesting for 400 hectares of land, Vietnam National Shipping Lines (120-150 hectares), Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (190 hectares), Khang Thong Co., Ltd demanding 600 hectares to set up an industrial park, and Tan Tao Corporation also demands 1000 hectares for another industrial park and residential area, etc. Besides, another investor is requesting for 100 hectares to invest in a tourist resort, and 200 hectares to invest in a golf court and resort hotels in My Thanh, Son Hoa, Son Dong.

The Provincial People's Committee has approved in principle and appointed relevant departments to guide the investor in searching for suitable land space, which is mainly located in Chau Thanh, Mo Cay and Giong Trom Districts. It is projected that 1.500 –1.600 hectares of land space would be cleared for industrial parks investment from now to 2015.

Translated by Minh Triet