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Japanese investor to build hi-tech R&D hub in Đà Nẵng

Update: October, 21/2020 - 07:04

 

An artist's impression of the Fujikin Đà Nẵng R&D centre. Fujikin Incorporated from Japan plans to develop the centre with investment of US$35 million at Đà Nẵng Hi-tech Park. Photo courtesy Đà Nẵng Hi-tech Park and Industrial Zones Authority

ĐÀ NẴNG — Authorities in Đà Nẵng have approved an investment proposal by Fujikin Incorporated from Japan for an R&D centre at Đà Nẵng High-Tech Park worth a total of US$35 million.

The Đà Nẵng Hi-tech Park and Industrial Zones Authority (Đà Nẵng HPIZA) said Fujikin Inc plans to produce air valves using semi-conductor production lines, as well as medical equipment, robots, new energy tech using hydrogen, facilities for the environment and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

It said the project will involve Nobel prize winner Amano Hiroshi (awarded together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes).

Fujikin Incorporated has inked a human resources training deal with Đà Nẵng College for Science and Technology under the Đà Nẵng University to provide manpower for the Fujikin Đà Nẵng R&D Centre.

It will be the first R&D centre of Fujikin in Việt Nam as the company had developed one centre and three factories in Osaka and Tsukuba in Japan as well as plants in the US, South Korea and Ireland.

The company also plans to manufacture new technology, nano-tech and smart city-related information technology at the Đà Nẵng-based R&D centre.

According to Đà Nẵng HPIZA, a series of investors including aerospace components manufacturer Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) of the US; Tokyo Keiki Precision Technology Inc and Niwa Foundry from Japan; and Dentium company from South Korea have already opened factories at the park.

The 1,100ha ‘green’ hi-tech park has attracted 22 projects worth $400 million from FDI and VNĐ6.3 trillion ($274 million) from domestic investors.

Đà Nẵng and LG agreed to develop an R&D Centre for car components at the park. — VNS

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