Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Vietnam News  >>   Economy  >>   Vietnam wants to fill half-empty industrial zones
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        23  June 2011

Vietnam wants to fill half-empty industrial zones

Related Stories

June 21, 2011
Vietnam businesses lack confidence

June 15, 2011
Vietnam hosts workshop on sustainable development

June 10, 2011

Vietnam's busy year for M&A

May 27, 2011
Vietnam's economy gets positive EU review

May 19, 2011
Japanese firm sites plant in Vietnam

May 10, 2011
Firms in Vietnam defy dollar rules

Industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones should apply new strategies to attract foreign investors in a bid to fill half-empty parks, said Luu Duc Hai, director of the Ministry of Construction's Department of Urban Development.

Making matters worse, he said new EPZs were being planned, despite the fact that existing industrial zones were lying in some cases virtually empty, he added.

Just 46 per cent of the area in the country's industrial zones on average has been filled. Meanwhile, new industrial zone projects are being proposed, he said.

Allocating more land for unnecessary industrial zones will detrimentally affect urban planning in the future, Hai added.

Pham Ba Tung, vice director of northern Ha Nam's Department of Industrial Zone Management, said 70 per cent of the space in the province's industrial zones was either occupied or earmarked for occupation.

However, he said many industrial zones in the province were underused, such as Dong Van 2 and Hoa Mac, which had an occupation rate of just 20 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively.

By the end of May, only four out of 13 industrial zones in northern Hung Yen Province were operational, with about 300 ha of their land area leased, just 13 per cent of their total area, Bui The Cu, vice director of Hung Yen Department of Industrial Zone Management, said.

There is also a lot of wasted land in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, Cu said. The region has 20 industrial zones that have an occupancy rate of just 22 per cent of their total land area on average. Even so, new industrial zones are still being planned in remote areas.

It's high time we conducted a detailed survey of land usage in industrial zones throughout the country, Le Dang Doanh, a planning expert, said.

Unused land in industrial zones should be confiscated and returned to farmers or be used for community projects, he added.


Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    23  June  2011 Subsribe Now !
 • Investors’ roles questioned in Cambodian bourse Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Indonesia suspends sending maids to the Saudis Asean Affairs Premium
• Bosh to open Malaysia solar facility
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Suu Kyi calls for rights probe
• Democrats today tell all about last year’s violence
• Democrats expect 130-135 constituency seats
• Vietnam wants to fill half-empty industrial zones
• Hanoi trade deficit hits $8.3b in first half p

Asean Analysis    23  June  2011

Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch    23  June  2011 

• Asean Stock Watch-June 23 p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand