Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Amata VN Public Company Limited, a subsidiary of Thailand-based Amata Corporation PCL, has received a licence to develop the first phase of the US$1.6 billion industrial and urban project in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, around 150 km from the capital Hà Nội.
Nguyễn Đức Long, chairman of the Quảng Ninh People’s Committee, handed over the licence to an Amata VN PCL representative at the sixth Greater Mekong Subregion Summit in Hà Nội last Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Thai counterpart, Prayut Chan-o-cha.
To be built on 5,789ha in a strategic location close to airports and seaports, Amata Hạ Long City will be an integrated industrial city designed for leading towards a smart city in future.
“The project site is strategically located in the northern transportation hub close to international airports and a deep seaport that helps strengthen the logistics sector,” Somhatai Panichewa, CEO of Amata VN PCL, said.
The mega project will be divided into three phases, with the first involving construction on an area of 714ha expected to begin in 2020.
Amata has been in Việt Nam for more than 23 years, with its first industrial city project, Amata City Biên Hoa JSC, spread over an area of 700ha in the south-eastern province of Đồng Nai.
Amata City Biên Hòa JSC houses 165 companies from 21 countries and territories, who have invested a total of more than US$2.7billion and created 49,000 jobs.
A 1,270ha industrial city is under construction in Đồng Nai’s Long Thành District.
Long Thành Industrial City will earmark 33 per cent of its space for a hi-tech industrial park with the rest being an urban development. — VNS