At the event, government officials, experts and businesses also discussed new policies on developing high-tech and ecological industrial parks, as well as labour supply for industrial parks.
According to experts and international organisations, Vietnam has a golden opportunity to attract a new wave FDI.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, the Deputy Director of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), said such an opportunity is the result of Vietnam’s effective containment of Covid-19 and economic stability, which make the country a safe and attractive destination for foreign investors looking to diversify their supply chains.
He also highlighted other factors such as Vietnam’s enhanced international standing, the government’s determination to create a favourable business climate, and a large population with a growing middle class.
According to MPI Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong, recent years have seen FDI pledges to industrial parks and economic zones account for 35-40% of the total FDI capital, with the figure reaching 70-80% for the manufacturing sector.
He added that industrial parks and economic zones have become key magnets for large projects and favourite destinations of major foreign corporations such as Samsung, Canon, LG, Sumitomo and Foxconn.
Enterprises in industrial parks and economic zones are making greater contributions to government revenue and job creation, helping to accelerate Vietnam’s industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.