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A clear and open buOpen business climate lures Japanese to Binh Duongsiness environment in addition to well-built infrastructure in industrial parks have drawn more foreign investors, especially Japanese ones, to fund new projects or add extra capital to existing ones in southern Binh Duong province.

In addition to the Tokyu Group’s $1.2 billion real estate project, Japanese investors have injected over $3 billion into over 170 projects in the southern province, which is known as the largest magnet of investment in the country, in recent years.

On August 14, 12 Japanese investors received licences for their new and additional investments in the locality.

Many of Japanese investors have in these days arranged meetings with the provincial authorities to talk investment opportunities.

On August 15, Vice Chairman of Japan’s Sun-S Group, Mashahiro Mizuno, met with Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Cung to discuss the launch of the $240 million Wonderful Saigon Electrics project, which will produce camera module used in mobile phone for Apple, Nokia, and Sharp, at the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP).

As one of the first investors landing on Binh Duong, Sun-S Group delivered a wish to expand operation in the locality.

Other Japanese-invested company, Saigon Stec, also spent $175 million expanding its operations at VSIP II. Previously, it built a $340 million factory in the province to produce electronic circuit boards for cameras.

Hidetake Senoo, the company’s General Director, said that Saigon Stec had decided to increase its capital funding to ensure that its long-term operations in Binh Duong come to fruition.

According to financial analysts, the strong inflows of FDI to Binh Duong, despite the global economic difficulties, shows that the province has responded to demands from investors for a safe and secure investment environment.

Binh Duong’s high quality infrastructure in industrial parks as well as its provision of available amount of land is attractive to overseas investors, they said.

To date the province has developed 28 industrial parks, covering a total area of over 9,000 ha, many of which have become well-known in international business circles, including VSIP, My Phuoc and Song Than.

For the President of the Japanese Businesses’ Association in HCM City , investors are almost queuing up to invest in Binh Duong given its clear and open business environment.

While maximising its existing strong points, local authorities have realised that they need to pay more attention to improving local services and the quality of its human resources as well as simplifying administrative procedures to make it easier for investors.


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