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Thứ Sáu, 22 tháng 9, 2017

Hemaraj (Thailand) Builds Billion-Dollar Industrial Park in Nghe An


Nghe An – a province located in the central region of Vietnam always has a lot of attractive incentives for foreign investors who come and set up business in Vietnam. In which, Nghe An has a number of solutions to support infrastructure enterprises to quickly implement large-scale industrial parks, including the Hemaraj industrial park – which is preparing to start construction.
According to the plan, at the end of October 2017, Hemaraj industrial park project in the South East Economic Zone will be started construction by Hemaraj Group (Thailand). construction work. The project has a total area of about 3,200 hectares, total registered investment of about 1 billion USD, divided into 7 phases, in which phase I has an area of nearly 500 hectares.
According to leaders of Nghe An province, the provincial leaders are providing maximum support to Hemaraj so that the project can started construction as soon as possible.
Prior to that, in September 2015, a joint venture between Sembcorp Group (Singapore) and Becamex IDC have kicked off the VSIP Nghe An project with an area of 750 hectares. Currently, the project has leveled and built synchronous infrastructure for about 100 hectares of industrial land phase 1A.
More than 90 companies from many countries and territories have come to seek information and investment opportunities at VSIP Nghe An and 10 companies have signed investment commitments with total investment capital of over 400 billion VND. By the beginning of September 2017, some companies was handed over land and started to build the plant.
In order to attract investment, leaders of Nghe An province will be more drastic in reforming administrative procedures. Accordingly, if foreign enterprises want to complete the investment license application, they should only go through the one-stop department of the Investment Promotion Center of Nghe An province.

Thứ Ba, 19 tháng 9, 2017

Hemaraj (Thailand) Builds Billion-Dollar Industrial Park in Nghe An


Hemaraj (Thailand) Builds Billion-Dollar Industrial Park in Nghe An

Nghe An – a province located in the central region of Vietnam always has a lot of attractive incentives for foreign investors who come and set up business in Vietnam. In which, Nghe An has a number of solutions to support infrastructure enterprises to quickly implement large-scale industrial parks, including the Hemaraj industrial park – which is preparing to start construction.
According to the plan, at the end of October 2017, Hemaraj industrial park project in the South East Economic Zone will be started construction by Hemaraj Group (Thailand). construction work. The project has a total area of about 3,200 hectares, total registered investment of about 1 billion USD, divided into 7 phases, in which phase I has an area of nearly 500 hectares.
According to leaders of Nghe An province, the provincial leaders are providing maximum support to Hemaraj so that the project can started construction as soon as possible.
Prior to that, in September 2015, a joint venture between Sembcorp Group (Singapore) and Becamex IDC have kicked off the VSIP Nghe An project with an area of 750 hectares. Currently, the project has leveled and built synchronous infrastructure for about 100 hectares of industrial land phase 1A.
More than 90 companies from many countries and territories have come to seek information and investment opportunities at VSIP Nghe An and 10 companies have signed investment commitments with total investment capital of over 400 billion VND. By the beginning of September 2017, some companies was handed over land and started to build the plant.
In order to attract investment, leaders of Nghe An province will be more drastic in reforming administrative procedures. Accordingly, if foreign enterprises want to complete the investment license application, they should only go through the one-stop department of the Investment Promotion Center of Nghe An province.

Chủ Nhật, 17 tháng 9, 2017

Macau Casino Group Poured Billions of Dollars into Vietnam

Sun City is currently the largest casino resort group in Macau, spending billions of dollars investing heavily in casino resorts in Asia and set up casino business in Vietnam.
The group was founded in 2007, owns about 17 VIP clubs and 280 gaming tables, serving Macau’s largest betting and casino market as well as VIP clubs in Korea, China and Philippines.
Currently, Sun City operates large casinos with monthly betting up to 130 billion HKD (approximately 17 billion USD). However, in order to expand its business in Asia, Sun City is spending billions of dollars investing in casino real estate projects in Japan and other countries, including Vietnam.
This plan of Sun City kicked off in 2014 with the acquisition of shares and the bid to operate large casinos in many countries.
In Vietnam, a 4 billion USD casino resort project in South Hoi An is underway to build phase 1 with a total investment of 500 million USD with the participation of Sun City. Three partners involved in investing in this billion dollar resort complex are Sun City, Chow Tai Fook (Hong Kong) and Vinacapital.
According to Bloomberg, Sun City owns 34% of the complex through its subsidiary and has acquired the casino management contract of the project.
The South Hoi An project has scale of up to 985.6 ha, the total investment is 4 billion USD. Currently, the phase 1 of the project is expected to develop on an area of about 163 ha, with an investment of nearly 500 million USD, including resort, casino complex, luxury golf course, hotel rooms, luxury apartments and add-ons…
Previously, Sun City has also been eyeing the Vietnam resort market when concerning and want to invest in a casino project in Duong To (Phu Quoc). However, due to the land fund in this area has been licensed to other investors, Sun City wants to replace by Rach Tram, Bai Thom commune.
In 2010, VinaCapital and Gentinh Berhad of Maylaysia were licensed to invest in South Hoi An project, however, due to financial difficulties, in 2012, Gentinh Berhad unexpectedly withdrew from this project, thus VinaCapital has been continuously seeking for investment cooperation partner. In 2014, Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu Tung – the owner of Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong-owned jewelery and real estate group, ranked by Forbes as the fourth richest person in Hong Kong with total assets worth 16.2 billion USD has participated into this project, in partnership with Sun City and VinaCapital.
With the expansion of casino-based real estate business in Vietnam as well as in other countries in the region, Sun City is clearly seeking to become a leading casino corporation in the world, such as Las Vegas Sands or Wynn Resorts.
According to Bloomberg, Sun City’s expansion ambitions are planned even when the Macau casino market is growing fast thanks to China’s economy recovering and players spending more and more money, with a 20.4% increase in August. Casino revenue in Vietnam is estimated at 1.2 billion USD, according to Grand Govertsen, a Macau-based gaming analyst. Finally, also according to this report, Vietnam now has about 30 gaming establishments with prizes with 1,900 slot machines and 400 tables. With the relationships with VIP customers of Sun City, it is believed that the project will achieve significant ROI.

Gia Lai Calling for Investment in High-Tech Agriculture and Tourism



In recent years, Vietnam has continuously called for foreign investors to come and set up business in Vietnam and most recently, Department of Planning and Investment of Gia Lai province is planning to coordinate with the Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to organize Gia Lai Investment Promotion Conference 2017.
The conference is scheduled to be held at the end of this year in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province. The areas highlighted at the conference will be: high technology agriculture, agricultural products processing and tourism. These areas are considered as strengths with high potential development of Gia Lai province.
In terms of projects that are given the investment policy decision by Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee (10 projects – total registered capital of 5,516 billion VND) at Gia Lai Investment Promotion Conference 2016, currently 3 projects have completed construction and go into operation: Sugar Factory Project and An Khe Biomass Power Plant Project, which is invested by Quang Ngai Sugar Joint Stock Company, Beef Experiment Project of Tay Nguyen Dairy Products Joint Stock Company. In addition, six projects are under development and another is being revised.

Thứ Năm, 14 tháng 9, 2017

AES (USA) Wants to Invest in Son My 2 Thermal Power Plant




AES Energy Company (USA) wants to invest and deploy the project of Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant and LNG Port Warehouse in Son My commune, Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province together with PV Gas Corporation Vietnam (PV Gas).
At the working session with Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), Mr David Stone – General Director in charge of Vietnam market of AES Energy Company (USA) expressed the wish to be supported by PVN to invest and deploy the project of Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant and LNG Port Warehouse in Son My commune, Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province together with PV Gas Corporation Vietnam (PV Gas).
PVN’s Deputy General Director affirmed that PVN is supportive and willing to cooperate with such American investors as AES in the field of oil and gas, especially gas thermal power and port warehouses projects that PVN is calling for investment. PVN also requested AES to work closely with PV Gas and report the results to PVN as soon as possible.
The Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant project is one of the 9 gas thermal power projects assigned by the Government to PVN as the investor and the power project under the revised Power Development Master Plan VII.
This project is expected to include 3 Son My plants, which are Son My 2.1, Son My 2.2 and Son My 2.3 with an expected capacity of 750 MW per plant, using imported LNG for power generation and will be located at the Son My Oil, Gas, Industry and Service Complex.
According to the plan, 3 plants under the Son My 2 gas power plant project will be operated in 2023, 2024 and 2025 respectively.
AES operates in the US electricity sector and is on the list of 200 global energy companies, ranked by Fortune Magazine.
AES operates mainly in the field of thermal power and renewable energy production in 17 countries around the world. The power plants of AES are diversified in power sources including coal-fired thermal power, gas-fired thermal power, thermal gas power, hydro-electric power, wind power and biomass power.
AES now owns an LNG plant in the Dominican Republic with the port that can unload 10,000 m3/h and a 160,000 m3 LNG storage tanks. Moreover, AES is the owner of the LNG project with a 170,000 m3 depot in Panama and has participated in the BOT Mong Duong 2 power plant project.

Thứ Ba, 12 tháng 9, 2017

Thailand: Long-term Investors in Vietnam Market




Thailand is one of the few investors involving in a lot of industries in Vietnam, they set up business in Vietnam for years and this trend has not shown signs of decline.
Thailand was one of the first foreign investors came to Vietnam in 1992. To date, Thai investors have committed to invest in Vietnam 468 projects with a total registered capital of 8 billion USD, ranked 10thamong countries and territories investing in Vietnam. Thai investors have poured capital into many sectors of Vietnam’s economy, from processing industry to agriculture, wholesale and retail…
After more than 25 years of presence in Vietnam, Thais have quietly acquired BigC, Metro, Nguyen Kim, Vinamilk, Prime… The chain of wholesale and retail stores of Thai people has spread throughout Vietnam. Not many foreign investors in Vietnam can do that.
With a large investment scale, it can be said that Thailand is the leading investment partner of Vietnam. Meanwhile, in ASEAN, Thailand is Vietnam’s largest trading partner, while Vietnam is Thailand’s second largest export partner, with total bilateral trade in 2016 reached 12.5 billion USD. Of which, Vietnam exports to Thailand reached 3.7 billion USD. In the first half of 2017, total two-way trade turnover reached nearly 7 billion USD, increase by over 22% over the same period last year. The two sides set a target to bring two-way trade turnover to 20 billion USD by 2020.
However, Vietnam and Thailand are also direct “competitors” in both competition to attract foreign investment and export goods. There are a lot of Thai exports that are similar to Vietnam’s exports, in which rice is one of the typical items.
In terms of investment attraction, Thailand has long been a leading investment destination in the region and Vietnam is competing directly with this market. In recent years, many Korean and Japanese investors, including LG, have decided to move production sites from Thailand to Vietnam. According to a report released by PwC, Vietnam has surpassed both Thailand and Malaysia in terms of new FDI inflows. Even PwC says that overtaking Thailand and Malaysia, Vietnam is at a “booming point” in the development process, thanks to a series of trade agreements being signed and an increasingly transparent and open business environment.

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 Đầu tư nước ngoài tại Hà Nội tăng mạnh
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.
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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.

Chủ Nhật, 18 tháng 6, 2017

US Investors Have Poured 1.1 Billion USD into Ho Tram Strip Project

Asian Coast Development Ltd is one of the large US investor who come and set up company in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho nhật đầu từ vào hồ tràm
Ho Tram Project Company (HTP) is a wholly foreign-owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Ltd, with more than 1 billion USD of committed capital deployed, which is the largest US private company investing in Vietnam. Moreover, they are also the first company to register for Vietnamese to play casino.
According to HTP – the investor of the 4-billion-dollar-super-project named “Ho Tram Strip”, the Company has poured 1.1 billion USD in this project and they has just announced to continue to fund the phase 3 includes apartment tower, condotel and villa.
Located on the north side of The Grand Ho Tram Strip resort, the 12-story Kahuna Ho Tram Strip project has a total of 244 rooms. It consists of 164 one or two-bedroom apartments, 9 penthouse apartments and 44 luxury villas located on the beach with area of 218 to 223 square meters.
According to the developer, this project when completed will contribute to the diversification of facilities and realize the goal of turning Ho Tram into the entertainment capital of Vietnam. In addition, HTP has developed the Gallery Villa apartment project at the nearby The Bluffs golf course. The 2nd hotel tower with 559 rooms named “The Beach Club” is now rushing to complete to welcome its first guests in early 2018. Furthermore, other service facilities such as water park, outdoor theater and private international airport are also underway.
It is known that the price of condotel apartment in Ho Tram is from 2 billion VND (equivalent to about 88,800 USD), villa is priced from 8 billion VND (about 350,000 USD). The project was designed by leading architectural firm Korn Architects and is due to commence in quarter 4 of 2017.

Thứ Năm, 15 tháng 6, 2017

Japan Investors Expand Investment in Dong Nai

Japan is one of the two leading countries in pouring capital to invest in Dong Nai province since the beginning of this year and the main investment sector is supporting industry.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho nhật bản đầu tư vào đồng nai
According to the Dong Nai Department of Planning and Investment, in the first three months of 2017, the province has granted investment registration certificates to 31 projects with foreign direct investment (FDI), with total investment capital of more than 314 million USD, including 15 newly licensed projects with total capital of nearly 137 million USD and 16 projects register to increase capital with total capital increase of more than 177 million USD.
Japan is one of two leading countries in pouring capital to invest in Dong Nai province since the beginning of this year. The field that Japanese businesses invest in Dong Nai is mainly supporting industry. Dong Nai is also the province that is currently calling for investment to increase the rate of supplying input materials for enterprises and also reducing imports.
In the recent 3 years, there are large numbers of Japanese enterprise come to Dong Nai to invest. In addition to Long Duc Industrial Park, which is primarily attracting Japanese businesses, other provinces have formed subdivisions to invite Japan’s SMEs to invest. Japanese enterprises investing in Dong Nai mainly in supporting industries, electricity, electronics, mechanics, machinery…
From the beginning of 2017, there are continuously Japan’s enterprises and local governments come to Dong Nai to explore investment opportunities. Notably, 22 enterprises coming from Sakai city, Osaka operating in the fields of mechanical engineering, steel, electricity, electronics… came to Dong Nai to visit Amata Industrial Park, Long Duc Industrial Park… to learn policies and investment opportunities.
Recently, Kobelco Environmental Solutions Joint Stock Company under Kobe Steel Group has proposed to the Dong Nai authorities to invest in the clean water treatment sector of the province. Kobelco entered Vietnam at the end of 2010 with the main activities which is water treatment, wastewater, recycling, waste treatment, operation and maintenance. In Dong Nai, the company has invested in waste water treatment system in Loteco Industrial Park and Long Duc Industrial Park.
According to experts, Vietnam’s participation in new FTAs offers many opportunities for businesses operating in Vietnam, including Japanese companies. Hence, more and more Japanese companies are choosing to set up company in Vietnam.

Thứ Tư, 14 tháng 6, 2017

Taste of US investors

Renewable energy, high technology industries, supporting industries… are areas that are interested by US investors when they come to set up company in Vietnam.
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One of the “hot” issues that US businesses and investors interested in is the issue of cooperation and investment in the field of renewable energy. According to Mr Freb Burke from Baker & McKenzie, renewable energy is currently the most attractive investment area. Vietnam will avoid the construction of thermal power plants when moving to invest in wind and solar power plants.
In addition, many multinational corporations have strict environmental standards and they want these standards to be applied globally. Manufacturers also want to produce consumer goods using clean energy. For example, Apple is making a commitment to achieve 100% clean energy in their global supply chain. Hence, if Vietnam wants to attract investors like Apple, Vietnam should produce enough renewable energy to meet their needs.
According to Mr Burke’s explanation, renewable energy secures energy and environment security for Vietnam, helping Vietnam tap its potential and export energy. Renewable power plants attract the interest of US businesses like First Solar and GE. Furthermore, Vietnam has just raised its electricity purchase price to 9.35 UScent per kWh. This is a relatively attractive price for foreign investors due to the reduction in the price of wind and solar power along with the development of technology. However, Vietnam needs long-term guarantees for investors to borrow from banks and invest.
Moreover, the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) stated that the Association and its partners are proposing a Production Energy Plan in Vietnam to provide a needed road map for reforms, in order to attract investors, equipment suppliers, manufacturers and operators from the United States.
In addition, many US investors have also expressed their interest in intelligent cities, waste treatment projects, high-tech industries… Many businesses say that despite the United States withdrawal from the TPP agreement, trade relations between Vietnam and United States will continue to develop strongly in the future.
In fact, in recent times, high technology and supporting industries have attracted more projects of US investors. According to the owner of Saigon Silicon Project, after the construction of the project in Saigon Hi-Tech Park in the second half of 2016, up to now, many US investors have expressed their plan to implement projects here. It is planned that after completion of the infrastructure, the project can attract about 20 projects operating in the field of high tech and supporting industries, with investment capital of about 1.5 billion USD.
Meanwhile, a group of US scientists and businesses have recently reached an initial agreement on implementing a smart glass production project in Long An province with a billion dollar investment capital. This is a high-tech manufacturing project and about 90% of the output will be exported.
According to businesses, the results of investment attraction is not worth the potential of the two countries. Currently, the United States ranks 9th among foreign investors in Vietnam, with an investment of about 10 billion USD according to registered statistics from the United States. However, if we count the investment from the United States through third countries, the investment capital must be greater, for example, the Intel project has investment of more than 1 billion USD, but the investment capital is registered from the enterprise based in Netherlands.
Another good news is that, during the US visit of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the end of May 2017, US and Vietnamese businesses have signed contracts worth tens of billions of dollars in many fields. Therefore, according to businesses, if the bottlenecks, especially the regulatory and framework issues on investment are improved, the flow of investment from the United States is likely to increase in the coming time.

Thứ Hai, 12 tháng 6, 2017

Benefits of Setting Up Business in Danang

Da Nang is considered an ideal destination for investment. The result shall be incredible where we evaluate on the following aspects:
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Da Nang – one of the strategic economic centers of Vietnam’s central region
The Vietnam prime minister has established central region’s strategic economic center, including 05 provinces and cities: Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh to promote potential, geographical location and competitive advantages and step by step develop this economic region to become one of the most dynamic economic region in the country. In particular, Da Nang is defined as the role of nuclear motivation for promoting the development of the central region and the highlands.
Da Nang – eastern gateway of east – west economic corridor (EWEC)
EWEC is one of five economic corridor developed by the initiative of the Asia development bank in the greater Mekong sub – region.
Currently, the road system in Laos, Thailand and the road line from Da Nang to Savannakhet are completed. The second international bridge spanning the Mekong river was completed in the end of  2006 to facilitate the circulation of goods and passengers by road line from Da Nang to the northeastern provinces of Thailand and vice versa. East-west economic corridor not only provide an opportunity for the country on the path of promoting regional cooperation and improve living standards for the people but also enable businesses better access to the raw materials market services, capital, labor and technology with the purpose of creating favorable conditions for investment and trade across the border and diversifying economic activity and exports and promoting tourism development
Da Nang – entrance of the cultural heritage and natural wonders of the world
Da Nang is located in the heart of the “world heritage road”, stretching from the central coast of Vinh city to Da Lat city. From Da Nang, along the national highway 1A, visitors can access quickly and conveniently four of five world heritages in Vietnam, including Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park (about 300 km from the north of Da Nang), the ancient capital of Hue (about 100km from the north), Hoi An (about 30km from the southeast) and My Son (about 70 km from the southwest).
With the advantage of geographical location and potential economic development in tourism, Da Nang is an ideal destination for tourists as well as investors.
Infrastructure is step by step improved
Da Nang is an important traffic hub of the central  – highlands and country with system of international airports, deep sea ports, roads, north-south railways  developed conveniently.
Da Nang port is the third largest commercial ports in Vietnam after Saigon port and the port of Hai Phong. With a depth of 11m wharf, warehouse systems and equipment upgraded by capital funds of the government of Japan, Da Nang port can receive ships with a capacity of 45,000 dwt and others such as container ships, passenger ships, cargo ships. Da Nang is the international shipping route enabling to go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
Da Nang international airport is one of the three best airports in Vietnam. In addition to domestic flights, there are weekly international flights directly from Da Nang to Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei. In the near future, the airport will open more routes to Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Da Nang international airport is currently being upgraded and expanded to meet the needs of increasing passengers and cargo.
The system of roads in and out of the city are constantly being expanded and newly constructed
Telecommunication systems: Da Nang is one of three major telecomunication centers of the country, international transmission speed with good quality of  Southeast Asia. Da Nang post provides various and modern telecommunication services and be capable meeting the needs of customers.
The other services supporting investment (financial, banking, insurance …): most banks and finance companies of Vietnam have large branches in Da Nang. Some branches of foreign banks and international insurance companies are operating effectively in the city. These services have increasingly been improved better to meet the needs of investors.
Trained and abundant human resources
Da Nang has abundant human resources (over 50% of the population of the city), mostly young labor. Number of employees with technical expertise trained account nearly a quarter of the labor force. Labor costs in Da Nang are lower than some other cities in the country.
Da Nang is one of the provinces in the country with the high educational development index which create a favorable platform for the development of human resources of the city to perform the goal of improving the quality of human resources, quality of life. The city has about 14 universities, 15 colleges and professional schools with nearly 140,000 students. This system performs training in most areas of science, engineering, information technology, economics, business administration, language and pedagogy… Danang university also cooperates with universities of countries with an advanced education such as France, US, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand …
Software technology center in Da Nang is one of the leading software producers in Vietnam and is the leading training center of the central region. Over the years, the software technology center  has cooperated closely with companies of India (aptech) and Japan (aots) to train programmers, technicians and engineers reaching the international standard. Many IT company has chosen Da Nang to set up company in da nang to hold their talents for international projects.
In addition, the city also has about 55 vocational training centers which often provide short-term training courses in computer science, sewing, mechanics, electricity – electronics, construction techniques, etc …
Quality of life
Along with the process of urbanization, economic growth in recent years has helped to material life and spirit of the people of Da Nang continuously improved.
Unlike other large cities in Vietnam, next to the bustle of urban development, living in Da Nang always bring a sense of peace, comfort and closeness to nature. Da Nang is one of the very few cities in Vietnam having a harmonious combination between high mountains, deep forests, long beach, deep river. After work, you can easily find space to relax beside the river or on beautiful beaches.
Da Nang today is a city with a healthy cultural environment, with urban civilized lifestyle, literacy levels elevated, beautiful natural scenery. It can be said that Da Nang is an exciting place to live, work, travel  and invest in Vietnam.