Hong Kong Investors Explore Vietnam Infrastructure Projects

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Hong Kong investors are promoting investment in southern provinces in the areas such as infrastructure investment, waste water treatment, waste and also learn about set up company in Vietnam.

Recently, about 40 Hong Kong investors and experts in investment and infrastructure development sectors have visited Ho Chi Minh City. Sharing the purpose of this business trip, Mr Vincent HS Lo – Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council said that these investors are people who have a lot of experiences in the financial, consulting, architecture, energy, water and waste treatment, engineering and construction, law and accounting, transportation sectors…

Also according to Mr Vincent HS Lo, investors and businesses in Hong Kong are very interested in Vietnam infrastructure projects, especially the system of railway, road, airport and seaport.

Previously, during meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Transport in Hanoi, representatives of Hong Kong investors and businesses also expressed their interest in the North-South Expressway Project with a length of more than 1,300 km. A Hong Kong representative said that this project would help develop the strengths of a gateway to attract investment in large projects.

According to Hong Kong businesses, in addition to transport infrastructure, they are also interested in large-scale real estate projects in Vietnam. Mr Johnson Choi, Managing Director of Sunwah Group said that the company had many large investment projects in Vietnam, notably real estate projects. According to Mr Choi, among countries in Asia, Vietnam is considered as a potential country for real estate. Therefore, not only investing in projects in HCMC, Hong Kong businesses also pay attention to projects in Hanoi and the Central region.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of the end of the first quarter of 2017, Hong Kong is the sixth largest investor in Vietnam with more than 1,200 projects and a total registered capital of more than 17.57 billion USD.

Hong Kong’s licensed projects in Vietnam are quickly implemented. For example, the project of Worldon Vietnam Co., Ltd in Dong Nam Industrial Zone (HCMC), after being licensed to increase capital by 140 million USD in 2016, has nearly completed the Fashion Design and Production Center for high quality knitwear.

Or project of Nam Phuong Textile Joint Venture Co., Ltd., with registered capital of 120 million USD in Viet Huong 2 Industrial Zone (Binh Duong), has made new moves in the project implementation after starting work at the end of 2014. The project is constructed on an area of 12 hectares, operating in the field of weaving fabric, phase I has capacity of 36 million meters of cloth per year, mainly for export…

In 2016, Vietnam is Hong Kong’s largest export market in ASEAN with a total export turnover of 9.25 billion USD. In addition, Vietnam is Hong Kong’s third largest trading partner in the ASEAN region with a total bilateral trade reached 16.2 billion USD.

Finding the right business partner in Vietnam is also important. We recommend doing research on the reputation of the company and individual shareholders, corporate or individual, gathering publicly available company information, and performing background checks on key personnel to find potential risks in cooperation. Working with a reliable partner can help achieve economic benefits, saving time and money in business.

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