[Nov 22 - Dec 05, 2019] Vietnam Weekly Industrial & Logistics Highlight


Work begins on first mercury-free zinc-manganese battery factory


Construction of the first Vietnam factory producing mercury-free zinc-manganese battery located in the southern province of Binh Phuoc. Covering more than 30ha in Becamex - Binh Phuoc Industrial Park, the factory has a total investment capital of US$15 million.


New Vietnam factory of $22m livestock feed plant of Archer Daniels Midland opens in Ha Nam


The US Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) launched its latest livestock feed plant, worth more than $22.1 million, in the northern province of Ha Nam. Covering 4.6ha at the Hoa Mac Industrial Park, the new facility joins a growing list of investments by ADM in Vietnam, marking its fifth plant dedicated to animal nutrition in the country.


Ford Vietnam adds $81.7m in automobile manufacturing expansion project


Ford Vietnam will invest an additional US$81.7 million in expanding its automobile assembly and Vietnam factory in the northern province of Hai Duong. The factory's capacity is expected to increase to 40,000 units from the current volume of 14,000 units per year.


Germany automation firm Festo to set up Vietnam factory


Festo, a German supplier of automation technology and technical education, plans to set up a plant in Vietnam to take advantage of the increasing foreign investment and production in the country.


Vinsmart manufacturing plant officially put into operation

Vietnam Investment Review

The first phase of the Vinsmart manufacturing plant in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park (Hanoi) has been inaugurated on November 23. Of its 14.8ha area, the plant has developed the first phase on 4.8ha to manufacture electronic boards, smartphones, and built several R&D facilities.


Korean firms hoped to create a new wave in Vietnam investment

Vietnam Investment Review

At the event, 33 cooperation documents were handed over to Korean investors who plan to invest 19.35 billion USD in Vietnam investment in the time ahead.


FDI from China has increased sharply


According to data from the General Statistics Office, the newly registered capital from China in 11 months reached more than US$2.28 billion. This figure is more than double the latest three-year average and puts China in second place, just behind Korea, indirect to Vietnam investment


Mobile phones, electronic products - largest foreign currency earners


With over 77 billion USD from exports as of November 15, the two groups of products accounted for more than 33.5 percent of the country’s total export turnover.


Dong Nai records fast FDI disbursement


In the first 10 months of 2019, more than 1 billion USD of FDI capital was disbursed, mostly in industrial production. The province has set the target for the entire year at 1 billion USD.


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