Workshop discusses sustainable development in industrial parks

The Belgian developer DEEP C Industrial Zones and the Hai Phong Economic Zone Authority (HEZA) jointly held an investment workshop on October 20 to discuss sustainable development and the circular economy.
Overview of the workshop.
Overview of the workshop.

The event saw the attendance of over 400 delegates representing government agencies, trade and business associations, enterprises, and investors.

In his speech, HEZA Director Le Trung Kien affirmed that Hai Phong always encourages investors to develop the projects with advanced technologies, modern management, and high added value that are connected with global production and supply chains.

He added that the city is focusing on improving transport infrastructure to promote logistics, especially sea port infrastructure, so as to meet the development trends of regional and international marine transport.

According to DEEP C’s chief executive Bruno Jaspaert, after 25 years of presence in Vietnam, industrial zones run by DEEP C have attracted a total investment of around 5 billion USD.

DEEP C wishes to make greater contributions to the sustainable development of Hai Phong by building eco-industrial parks and hopes that secondary investors will work together towards this future.

At its industrial parks, DEEP C is gradually adopting environmental, social and governance standards and piloting the transition towards the eco-industrial park model under the programme of the Ministry of Planning and Investment and UNIDO.

Along with technical infrastructure on environmental protection that meets international standards, DEEP C will continue to focus on renewable energy projects as well as develop industrial symbiosis opportunities and recycling solutions to bring about environmental, economic and social benefits to both DEEP C and the community.

DEEP C is currently managing five industrial parks with a total area of 3,400 hectares in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, two major industrial centres in northern Vietnam.

At the workshop, HEZA granted an investment certificate to a 98-million-USD project to manufacture thin films in solar panels invested by First Global Business in the DEEP C Hai Phong Industrial Park.