By the end of August 2007, Vietnam had a total of 150 industrial zones (IZs), reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
In the first eight months of the year, eight projects to develop infrastructural facilities for IZs were licenced.
According to MPI’s report, of the 150 IZs, 90 have become operational with a total area of 19,800ha and 60 IZs are in the phase of site clearance and infrastructure building.
It is expected that from now to 2015, Vietnam will have an additional 113 IZs with a total area of 29,200ha and 27 expanded IZs with more than 6,000ha of area.
According to the MPI’s Foreign Investment Agency, IZs attracted 253 foreign-invested projects with a total registered capital of more than $2 billion in the January-July period of 2007, accounting for more than 30% of the total registered foreign capital of Vietnam and over 2.7 times more than the same period of 2006.
The average occupancy rate at IZs is 53.5%. It is more than 70% for operating IZs.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Vietnam's industrial zones total 150
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