Clean Hands project helps poor families

More than 400 disadvantaged families in rural communes today receive sanitation equipment for better hygiene. – Photo nhandan.org.vn QUANG BINH (VNS) — More than 400 disadvantaged families in rural communes today received basins for handwashing and other sanitation and hygiene equipment as part of a charity project. The communes are located in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh. The Clean Hands-Hygienic Behaviour-Happy Families project, launched by East Meets West and Lixil Corporation, aims to improve hygiene and foster hygienic practices amongst communities in rural areas. This is the second such project to be launched in Viet Nam this year. In March, a School Hygiene and Sanitation project was organised in 22 schools in the Phu Tho, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Dong Thap provinces. — VNS … [Read more...]

Major Japanese factory opens in Dong Nai

The Lixil Vietnam Global Manufacturing Co. Ltd under Japan's Lixil Corporation on January 8 inaugurated a new factory at Long Duc industrial zone in the southern province of Dong Nai following 20 months of construction. Covering an area of 55 hectares, the 440 million USD factory, producing aluminum and plastic doors, windows and frames, is the Lixil Corporation's largest project in Vietnam and the biggest from Japan operating in Dong Nai. It is expected to create jobs for about 2,000 labourers. According to Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Dinh Quoc Thai, in recent years the province enjoyed an increase in the number of Japanese investors. In 2013, the money Japanese investors poured into Dong Nai accounted for 30 percent of more than 1.6 billion USD in foreign direct investment of the province. He affirmed that Dong Nai will make the best conditions for investors to do effective business in the locality.-VNA … [Read more...]

Japan’s medical device manufacturer continues investment in Vietnam

Terumo Corporation, a Japanese global medical device manufacturer, was just licensed to build a medical device manufacturing plant in the Long Duc Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province. The plant, with the total investment of US$98.9 million, will be built on an area of 10 ha. It will produce around 9 million of blood containing bags per year and 1.2 million of automated one-time blood collectionkits which can be exported to South Asia, Europe and the US. The project is expected to come into operation in the second quarter of 2015. It is the second project of Terumo Corporation in Viet Nam after the first one in Ha Noi, worth US$19.5 million. The Long Duc Industrial Park has attracted investment from a number of Japanese investors, specially the investment of US$441 million from Lixil Corporation. … [Read more...]

Japan’s medical device manufacturer continues investment in VN

VGP - Terumo Corporation, a Japanese global medical device manufacturer, was just licensed to build a medical device manufacturing plant in the Long Duc Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province. Illustration photo The plant, with the total investment of US$98.9 million, will be built on an area of 10 ha. It will produce around 9 million of blood containing bags per year and 1.2 million of automated one-time blood collectionkits which can be exported to South Asia, Europe and the US. The project is expected to come into operation in the second quarter of 2015. It is the second project of Terumo Corporation in Viet Nam after the first one in Ha Noi, worth US$19.5 million. The Long Duc Industrial Park has attracted investment from a number of Japanese investors, specially the investment of US$441 million from Lixil Corporation. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

Japan’s Lixil starts new factory

Lixil Corporation, a leading Japanese housing equipment and building materials manufacturer, started its new plant construction in Long Duc Industrial Park in southern Dong Nai province last week. The plant, capitalised at $441 million, covers 55 hectares and is expected to employ 2,000 workers after it goes into operation in November 2013. The Lixil's project was licenced by Dong Nai Provincial Industrial Zones Management Authority (DIZA) in April 2012. Lixil's plant would produce aluminum and plastic products including sashes, doors and exterior for residential and commercial buildings. This will become the fifth plant of Lixil in Vietnam. The four remaining plants are located in southern Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces, Hanoi and central Quang Nam province and have about 3,000 employees. Lixil at present has the largest share in the Vietnamese sanitary ware market, holding two brands of American Standard and INAX, according to Lixil. "In collaboration with Tostem Thai … [Read more...]

Japan invests in Dong Nai

HA NOI (VNS)— Construction of a Japanese-invested building material factory kicked off on Thursday in Long Duc Industrial Zone in the southern province of Dong Nai. The Lixil Viet Nam Global Manufacturing Co Ltd under Japan's Lixil Corporation is building the factory with a total investment of US$441 million. The factory will produce resin and aluminium products, including sashes, doors, windows and frames. It is the Lixil Corporation's largest project in Viet Nam and Japan's biggest project in Dong Nai Province. Kawamoto Yuichi, deputy general director of the Lixil Corporation, said Lixil aimed to expand into new business sectors in Viet Nam during the next 10 years. Morita Nguyen, business director of the Lixil Inax Viet Nam Co Ltd, said the corporation started business operations in Viet Nam 15 years ago and now has seven building material factories nation-wide. The factory in Dong Nai is expected to begin operations in 2013 to supply building materials for the domestic … [Read more...]

Construction starts on Lixil building material factory

HA NOI (VNS) - Construction of a Japanese-invested building material factory kicked off yesterday in Long Duc Industrial Zone in the southern province of Dong Nai. The Lixil Viet Nam Global Manufacturing Ltd Company under Japan's Lixil Corporation is building the factory with a total investment of US$441 million. The factory will produce resin and aluminium products, including sashes, doors, windows and frames. It is the Lixil Corporation's largest project in Viet Nam and Japan's biggest project in Dong Nai Province. Kawamoto Yuichi, deputy general director of the Lixil Corporation, said Lixil aimed to expand into new business sectors in Viet Nam during the next 10 years. Morita Nguyen, business director of the Lixil Inax Viet Nam Ltd Company, said the corporation started business operations in Viet Nam 15 years ago and now has seven building material factories nation-wide. The factory in Dong Nai is expected to begin operations in 2013 to supply building materials for the … [Read more...]

Dong Nai lures another large-scale project of Japan

Quoc Hung This will be the second project of Terumo in Vietnam after the factory worth US$19.5 million in Hanoi was put into service. The new plant in Dong Nai will cover 10 hectares. Set for operation in the second quarter of 2015, the factory will mainly produce blood bags (9 million units per year) and disposable automated blood sampling devices (1.2 million units per year). The targeted markets of the Japanese firm are Southeast Asia, Europe and the U.S. This has been the fourth foreign direct investment (FDI) project in Long Duc Industrial Park since it got off the ground six months ago, and all of them are Japan-invested. In the year to date, many Japanese firms have come to industrial parks in Dong Nai to seek investment opportunities, said industrial park infrastructure developers. Nhon Trach 3 Industrial Park, for example, has welcomed 40 Japanese business delegations. Bo Ngoc Thu, director of the Dong Nai Department of Investment and Planning, said Japanese investment … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/7

ITC spends VND600 billion to buy cranes International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Co. (ITC) on Wednesday signed a contract worth some VND600 billion with Germany's Kocks Krane and Finland's Cargotec to buy cranes for ITC International Port located in HCMC's District 9. Under the contract, the foreign partners will supply 40-ton Ship To Shore (STS) cranes produced by Kocks Krane and Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) cranes of the same capacity. According to ITC, these machines are of the 'green technology,' friendly to the environment and totally run on electricity instead of DO oil. Besides, they can generate electricity and reduce the energy consumption by over 30%, creating the competitive advantage for the port with low costs. In the plan's first phase, ITC will buy four STS cranes and eight RTG ones with half of these products handed over in next year's first quarter to ensure the operating schedule of the port. Having an investment of over US$180 million, the port started … [Read more...]

Lixil to start works on US$450-million factory soon

"Construction works on the factory will kick off late this year and it is set for completion within the next three to five years," said Morita Nguyen, sales director of Inax Corporation in Vietnam, one of Lixil's owners. Lixil Corporation is a consortium of five Japanese companies including Inax Corporation, Tostem Corporation, Shin Nikkei Co., Ltd, Toyo Exterior Co., Ltd and Sunwave Corporation. Lixil has been given the green light by Dong Nai Province authorities to develop a 55-hectare factory which produces building materials, housing equipment and interior furnishing materials. It is situated in Long Thanh District's Long Duc Industrial Zone. Morita stated Lixil is committed to constructing the facility on schedule given current tough economic conditions. "We believe in such huge potential markets in Asia, including Vietnam," he said. Dong Nai has been chosen as the venue for Lixil factory since the corporation surveyed the location across regional countries three years ago. … [Read more...]

Japanese join IP development

Joining hands with local partners Mizuho Bank and Chodai Corporation are working with the authority of Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park in Nha Be District on developing an IP to serve Japanese firms in HCMC. The project is still under negotiation, but it is said to follow the development orientation of the city. Earlier this year, the HCMC Exporting Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (Hepza) proposed a plan to establish an IP specializing in supporting industries with a priority to lure Japanese investors. With such an orientation, Hepza is seeking Japanese partners who are financially capable and experienced in industrial development to join the establishment of the aforesaid specialized IP. Meanwhile, in the north, N&G Group and Shimizu Corp. have recently signed an agreement on building the first supporting industries park in Hanoi at a total cost of nearly US$1 billion. Under the agreement, Shimizu will join N&G to develop the Southern Hanoi Supporting Industries … [Read more...]

Japan group builds materials plant

DONG NAI — LIXIL Corporation, a global leader in housing equipment and building materials, was licensed earlier this week by the southern province of Dong Nai to build a US$410 million plant. Based at the Long Duc Industrial Zone, the factory aims to produce construction materials, office and housing equipment, and interior decoration items. The plant will be constructed this autumn. LIXIL Corp's productivity is expected to rise by 10 per cent because the plant expects to export its products to Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries.-VNS … [Read more...]

Japanese group builds US$410 mln factory in Dong Nai

LIXIL Corporation, a global leader in housing equipment and building materials, on April 10 was licensed to build a US$410 million factory in the southern province of Dong Nai. Japanese food group enters Vietnamese market The factory aims to produce building materials, office and housing equipment, and interior decoration items. The project is expected to raise LIXIL Corp's productivity by 10 percent. Its products will be exported to Japan initially, and then to countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Dinh Quoc Thai, Chairman of the Dong Nai provincial People's Committee, said the project will help develop the province's industry and increase investment potential between Vietnamese and Japanese businesses. LIXIL Corp now possesses many famous trade names in the field of construction, such as INAX, Tostem, Sun Wave, TOEX and Shin-Nikkei. … [Read more...]

Japanese organisations bring safe water to Hoa Binh local people

Seed To Table (STT), a non-profit organisation in collaboration with LIXIL Corporation, both from Japan, has conducted a public campaign to bring safe water to people in Phu Vinh commune, Tan Lac district, in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of the need to protect water resources and use simple water filters. LIXIL, which specialises in building materials and housing equipment, will coordinate with STT to help pupils learn about the environment and local natural resources. According to Chiemi Kumazaki, LIXIL Group Representative, people can use homemade sand, gravel and coal filters to treat water and reduce bacteria. VOVOnline/VNA … [Read more...]

Japanese organisation brings safe water

Seed To Table (STT), a non-profit organisation in collaboration with LIXIL Corporation, both of Japan, has conducted a public campaign to bring safe water to people in Phu Vinh commune, Tan Lac district, in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh. (photo for illustration only. Source: baovequyentreem) The campaign aims to help to raise awareness of protection of water resources and how to make simple water filters to ensure safe water for daily needs. LIXIL, which specialises in building materials and housing equipment, will coordinate with STT to help pupils learn about the environment and to gain insights into local natural resources. According to Chiemi Kumazaki, LIXIL Group Representative, people can use homemade sand, gravel and coal filters to treat water and reduce bacteria. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Thousands of Vietnamese pupil enjoy new water and sanitation facilities

(CPV) - UNICEF and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have completed a 275,000 USD project to provide water and sanitation facilities in primary schools from Dien Bien, Ninh Thuan, An Giang and Dong Thap provinces, as well as educate children, parents and teachers about hygienic practices. Around 8,000 pupils in 34 schools, of which 40% are ethnic minority, now have access to safe water and hygienic sanitation facilities and demonstrated improved awareness and behavior on hygiene and sanitation. Besides, more than 400 teachers have been trained to operate and maintain the newly constructed water and sanitation systems. P&G's generous donation has helped to attain the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation and the national target of having sanitation facilities in 100% of schools in Vietnam. Photo: VND (from UNICEF Vietnam)"Children are the best educators within their homes and communities about the issue. We hope that the events do not only help to change the sanitary … [Read more...]

Another Ngang Mountain Pass tunnel proposed

Vehicles pass through the existing Ngang Mountain Pass Tunnel in Hoanh Son Mountain. — Photo kinhdoanhnet.vn HA NOI (VNS) — Song Da Corporation has proposed the Ministry of Transport to build a tunnel across Ngang Mountain Pass, some 240-480 metres from the existing one to the East. According to the corporation, the 2.76-km-long project will begin from Ky Anh District in central Ha Tinh Province and end at Quang Trach District in central Quang Binh Province. The tunnel will be 12m wide and designed for vehicles moving at 60kmph. The total investment capital of the project will be more than VND900 billion (US$41.4 million), and it will be developed under the build-operate- transfer (BOT) model. The coverage of the tunnel will be built in concrete, with a minimum thickness of 30cm. Other facilities such as water and drainage systems, ventilation and lighting systems, and traffic safety systems have also been included in the project proposal. According to the … [Read more...]

Agriculture Restructuring

Endowed with good soil, favourable sub-climate areas, and effective cultivation conditions, the agricultural sector of Cao Bang province has made breakthroughs in technical transfer, crop and livestock quality improvement and changes in farmers’ awareness and cultivating practices. Many famous agricultural products have gained popularity on the market like Oolong tea, Dong Khe pears, and Mong - Cao Bang beef. Cao Bang province is endowed with good potential and favourable conditions for developing effective and sustainable agriculture. Criss-crossed by high mountains, Cao Bang has unique sub-climate zones - a good condition for specific agricultural development. The province has a natural area of 672,642 ha, including 94,735 ha of agricultural land (14 percent) and 90,091 ha of annual crop land (with 20,000 ha at an altitude of 800-1,200 metres, affected by subtropical climate), 534,483 ha of forest land (including 234,000 ha of commercial forests). Peanuts are grown in cool … [Read more...]

US $250 mil to build roads in rural areas

Vietnam will spend US $250 million on building roads in countryside, said Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Hong Truong at a meeting with the World Bank lately on the projects to construct roads in localities with aiming to fight poverty. The US$250 million World Bank-sponsored project will include building bridges for use in residential development access and repairing local roads and technology aids. The amount for building bridges for residential development access is worth US$120 million which will offer to the northern provinces of Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Lao Cai, Thanh Hoa and central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh and late it will be implemented in other 18 provinces. According to the Ministry of Transport, localities where the project is implemented must write a document asking for a loan from the WB. The Department of Transport must set up plan of all roads in poor repairs to send to the Ministry no later than June 30. … [Read more...]