Hau Giang Province expands industrial zones to meet demand

13:00 | 26/04/2022 Industry

(VEN) - The Hau Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade has drafted a long-term industrial zone (IZ) development plan to shift production facilities from residential areas to IZs and minimize environmental pollution.

Demand for production space

The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang is home to four IZs for small and medium-sized enterprises, totaling ​​177.56 hectares in area and attracting 41 projects from different economic sectors, 24 of which have been put into operation with a total investment capital of almost VND3.693 trillion.

According to the Hau Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade, IZs have greatly contributed to the province’s industrial growth and are providing a large number of jobs with stable incomes.

hau giang province expands industrial zones to meet demand
The demand for production space in industrial zones is growing

Specifically, each provincial IZ-based project has average registered capital of VND90.07 billion, while the investment rate in provincial IZs is VND31.98 billion per hectare. Provincial IZs have reached an average industrial production value of VND6.85 billion/ha/year and provided 5,210 jobs with an average monthly income of VND5.5 million per worker.

The department says the demand for workspace in IZs is growing. Of the 1,700 industrial trading and production businesses in the province, more than 1,500 are located outside IZs. The province will gradually move those businesses to IZs, requiring an additional 450ha of land.

Improving infrastructure

By 2025, Hau Giang plans to establish five more IZs, expand two others and reach an average IZ occupancy rate of more than 70 percent. In the 2026-2030 period, the province will continue to improve IZ infrastructure, increase occupancy rate and bring the rate of IZs with standard wastewater treatment systems to 90 percent or higher.

The province encourages IZ-based investment in processing and manufacturing, mechanical engineering, mechanical assembly, electrical and electronic equipment, textile and garment, leather and footwear, farm produce and consumer goods processing, medical equipment and instruments, waste treatment, support industries and services for industrial production.

The Hau Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade has prepared plans to attract investment in IZ infrastructure, science and technology, market access and human resource development.

Hau Giang Province’s IZs are expected to attract investment capital worth almost VND6.5 trillion in the 2021-2030 period, including an estimated site clearance cost of VND2.327 trillion and infrastructure development capital of VND4.165 trillion.

Hai Linh