Japan-Hải Phòng IP to be expanded by 200ha

February 18, 2023 - 08:27
Covering 153ha in An Dương District, Japan-Hải Phòng IP has a total investment capital of over $140 million. 


A representative of participating firms speaks at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Huệ

HẢI PHÒNG — The Japan-Hải Phòng Industrial Zone (previously called Nomura-Hải Phòng) will be expanded by about 200ha to better facilitate foreign investors, especially those from Japan. 

This information was delivered at a business conference that took place at the IZ in the northern coastal city of Hải Phòng on Thursday.

The event gathered more than 50 Japanese enterprises operating at the zone, with participating firms voicing concerns over local issues such as traffic bottlenecks at the IP and the Hải Phòng port, as well as the need for support in legal procedures and land-related issues.

In response, head of the management board of the Hải Phòng Economic Zone Authority (HEZA), Lê Trung Kiên, offered solutions to obstacles facing the businesses. Suitable assistance will come from related agencies and sectors serving the building of a friendly and transparent business climate, he added.

Kiên suggested the Japan-Hải Phòng Industrial Zone Development Corporation and Japanese investors and companies at the zone maintain their role in connecting the city with Japan and promote the municipal business environment to more Japanese firms. 

Japan is the second largest foreign investor in Hải Phòng with 146 valid investment projects worth US$3.9 billion in total. In 2022, Japanese-funded firms saw their total revenue nearing $2.2 billion; export and import value reaching $3.08 billion and $2.3 billion, respectively. They contributed to the State budget about VNĐ1.31 trillion ($55.26 million). They hired some 39,667 people, of whom 39,308 are Vietnamese.

Covering 153ha in An Dương District, Japan-Hải Phòng IZ has a total investment capital of over $140 million. 

As of February 15, Japanese investors put funds into a total of 44 projects worth $1.32 billion in the zone. Their investments came towards a wide range of sectors including high technology, machine manufacturing, precision mechanics; automotive and motorcycle components, electrical and electronic equipment components beside to marine equipment, packaging and high-grade paper products, textile and garment. — VNS