Foreign investors who are licensed to invest in the food sector in Ho Chi Minh City are in the process of implementing the project, while other projects are interested by foreign partners. It shows the excitement of investors when deciding to set up business in Vietnam.
In particular, project of Nam Duong International Food Co., Ltd with registered capital of 25.6 million USD has completed the construction of the factory, installation of equipment and machinery. The project is licensed by the end of 2015, which is a joint venture between the Saigon Co-operative Alliance (Saigon Co.op) and Wilmar International Limited (Singapore), with the capital contribution of 49% and 51% respectively. The project aims to produce sauces and spices for domestic and export markets.
Wilmar’s investment in Vietnam and cooperation with Saigon Co.op is to utilize strengths from both sides to improve the competitiveness and coverage of Nam Duong brand as well as contribute significantly to the development of the sauce and spices industry.
Meanwhile, the project of CJ Cau Tre Foods Joint Stock Company, with investment capital of 53.3 million USD, which was licensed by the end of May 2017, is being expedited by investors to implement the procedures under regulations to prepare to start construction.
This is a food processing complex on an area of 7.1 ha, including food processing plant, research and development center, modern food safety center… The 1st phase of the factory has designed capacity of 12,000 tons of products per year, which will be consumed domestically and exported to markets such as Korea, Japan, USA, EU…
The project is invested by CJ Cheiljedang Corporation (Korea) through the ownership of 71.6% stake in Cau Tre Export Processing Joint Stock Company.
We can see that, in recent times, many foreign investors have approached the market by acquiring or holding controlling shares in local companies and it is forecasted that this trend will continue.
In terms of attracting investment in the coming time, Ho Chi Minh City has many incentive policies for projects in 4 key industries, which are food processing, chemicals – rubber, mechanical and electronic – information technology. The field of food processing has received a lot of attention from many foreign investors and the fact that many large-scale investment projects have been licensed.