Update news EPZs

HCM City’s EPZs, IZs are aging, need to be eliminated

Older, labor-intensive, high-emission models in industrial zones (IZs) and export processing zones (EPZs) need to be eliminated, said HCM City’s Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Van Nen.

HCM City adds more incentive policies to attract investors

HCM City is reviewing the land fund and removing obstacles in legal procedures to soon put IPs Le Minh Xuan 2, Phong Phu, Le Minh Xuan, Vinh Loc and Tay Bac Cu Chi into operation.

HCM City needs to upgrade industrial zones to attract FDI: experts

To attract more investment, especially from overseas, HCM City needs to renovate and reform its export processing zones (EPZs) and industrial parks (IPs), Tran Quang Truong, general director of Tan Binh Industry Park said.


Social News 16/12

HCM City kicks off overtime kindergarten services at IPs, EPZs, HCM City: new Zika infection in pregnant woman found, Vietnam seeks more international support to clear landmines

HCM City monitors wastewater at IPs, EPZs

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment on January 26 launched an automatic wastewater monitoring system to keep track of wastewater treatment at 16 industrial parks (IPs)

EPZs pledge to help foreign firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi's industrial parks and export processing zones will co-ordinate closely with relevant bodies, to help foreign direct investment firms in dealing with export and import procedures.

Export processing zones oppose decree on branch locations

 VietNamNet Bridge – Export processing zones in Ho Chi Minh City oppose a new decree that requires companies to locate branches outside the zones, saying it is unnecessary and inconvenient.


 Export credit shows signs of growth; Honda looks to sell 2 million motorcycles; May CPI picks up 0.2%; US reduces anti-dumping duty on Vietnam’s steel pipe; Firms hurt by riots get tax breaks


 Vietnam, Laos oil pipeline gets the green light; Vietnam seeks Japanese investment in stock market; US – major importer of Vietnamese Tra fish; FDI reaches nearly US$5 bln in four months


 Coffee export earnings to hit US$3 billion; Vietnam considers joining UN e-commerce convention; UK Bank supports Vietnamese coffee producer; Vietnam dressing up; HCM City’s EPZs, IPs fall short of workers  

HCM City to upgrade industrial parks

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City has approved an adjustment of master plans by the HCM City EPZ Authority (HEPZA) that will make its industrial parks (IPs) and Export Processing Zones (EPZs) more attractive to investors.

HCM City firms hiring more workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – There are positive signs for HCM City's labour market with many enterprises recruiting a large number of workers, mostly unskilled.

HCM City sets sights on lowering high rate of unemployment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local authorities hope to cut HCM City's unemployment rate to 4.8 per cent from last year's 4.9 per cent, according to the deputy director of the city Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Owner-absent FIEs difficult to handle

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) whose owners have fled is growing, but it is not easy for the authorities to handle such cases.