After 25 years of fixed growth, the DEEP C Industrial Zones cluster has proved to be one of the crucial profitable fashions of its type within the nation, contributing to the socioeconomic growth of the northern metropolis of Haiphong and taking part in a compelling position within the Hanoi-Haiphong-Quang Ninh financial triangle in northern Vietnam. With a storied historical past and huge aggressive benefits, the mission is now pivoting to a extra sustainable future.
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The cluster debuted with the Dinh Vu Industrial Zone (DVIZ) growth mission in Haiphong in 1997. Primarily based on worldwide expertise in IZ growth, Filip Martens, founding father of DVIZ, shared an formidable imaginative and prescient with Haiphong to show the marshy and abandoned space right into a dynamic multi-functioning industrial centre. This imaginative and prescient got here true, and now DEEP C is an industrial and logistics powerhouse of northern Vietnam.
DVIZ was a cooperative joint-venture mission between Haiphong Folks’s Committee and Belgian shareholders, initially protecting 116 hectares. Over time it grew to greater than 3,400ha of business land for lease, forming the cluster of 5 industrial zones (IZs) built-in with liquid cargo terminals. The cluster contains three IZs – DEEP C Haiphong I, II, III – with a complete space of greater than 1,700ha based mostly in Haiphong and two others within the close by province of Quang Ninh.
Transport infrastructure is among the Belgian-managed IZ’s most important aggressive benefits. Due to its central location in a multimodal transport community with deep-water seaports, worldwide airports, and highways, companies can simply join with the remainder of the world.
The brand new Haiphong-Halong-Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway will considerably scale back the time it takes to move items from Haiphong to southern China and vice versa, along with Lach Huyen deep-sea port.
“The sellable land space underneath the administration of the cluster represents roughly 20 per cent of the whole accessible industrial land of the north,” mentioned Bruno Jaspaert, common director of the complicated.
“Nonetheless, at present, we solely have 1,840ha of land accessible for lease, but the lease demand has elevated quickly to 2,000ha. Regardless of the pandemic, our funding portfolio doubled in 2020 and 2021 and can witness speedy development by the top of this 12 months. This implies DEEP C must increase quicker by launching a brand new IZ that may accommodate extra buyers,” he mentioned.
The IZ cluster gives services, together with industrial land and ready-built factories and warehouses for lease, port growth and operation, utility provide and distribution, and renewable vitality manufacturing. Giant buyers don’t merely search for a Vietnamese full-package IZ location for his or her mission however a full-package IZ to assist them give attention to creating their enterprise with long-term output in manufacturing.
EU and US corporations additionally wish to cooperate with IZ administration boards that share related requirements, similar to requirements on IZ administration, labour security, and sustainable growth. As a Belgian-managed IZ, the requirements utilized on the cluster meet the necessities of demanding buyers.
In consequence, the zones have attracted greater than 140 buyers with a complete funding worth surpassing $5 billion, creating greater than 30,000 jobs for staff in Haiphong and neighbouring localities.
“The aim of DEEP C Industrial Zones shouldn’t be solely to draw funding but additionally to construct a enterprise group that shares frequent sustainable growth values by way of the event of an eco-IZ mannequin. Going ahead, we are going to proceed to give attention to renewable vitality initiatives, develop industrial symbiosis alternatives in our IZs, and recycling options to deliver environmental, financial, and social advantages,” mentioned Koen Soenens, DEEP C common gross sales and advertising and marketing director.
Director of Haiphong Financial Zones Administration Authority Le Trung Kien mentioned, “The cluster has change into a prestigious model identify of IZs within the north of Vietnam, with energetic contribution to spurring Haiphong FDI development. Hopefully, DEEP C continues creating the IZ complicated right into a part that’s main in driving municipal financial growth based mostly on high-tech business, seaport logistics, commerce, and tourism.”
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The IZ mission has teamed up with US-backed DOW Chemical Firm Vietnam on a mission constructing recycled-plastic inner roads at DEEP C Industrial Zones. The pilot 1,200m street mission constructed from recycled plastic began development in September 2019.
The street part from plastic scrap is adjoining to a typical street constructed utilizing typical asphalt methods to regulate the standard of the work. The mission goals to advertise Vietnam’s round financial system and search an output marketplace for plastic waste.
By 2020, the primary rooftop photo voltaic panel on the 20,000sq.m manufacturing unit was put into operation with a capability of 3MWp, serving to to draw different corporations to sublease the roofs of their factories. The corporate’s rooftop photo voltaic panel put in capability is predicted to exceed 20MWp by 2023.
Every 1MWp photo voltaic mission in DEEP C saves greater than 42,000 mature bushes and reduces over 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly. The cluster intends to attain 120MWp photo voltaic capability by 2030.
By the top of 2021, a wind turbine with a peak reaching 100m and an extended propeller than the unique model to optimise wind energy was delivered into service, supplying 2.3MW of electrical energy on to the DEEP C inner grid. The $10 million turbine not solely brings inexperienced vitality but additionally adjustments the panorama and is among the first IZs to make use of renewable vitality from wind for industrial manufacturing. By 2030, the cluster shall be self-sufficient in energy calls for, utilizing renewable vitality, and from there, examine new applied sciences in direction of reaching the way forward for whole energy self-sufficiency.
The corporate additionally goals to develop knowledgeable energy firm that operates and provides renewable vitality, together with wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy, and liquefied pure fuel.
In 2021, DEEP C was one of many first 5 IZs chosen by the Ministry of Planning and Funding and the United Nations Industrial Improvement Group to pilot the transformation to an eco-IZ mannequin utilizing the round financial system. This makes it simpler for the initiatives to draw socially and socially accountable buyers.
The group has embraced creating a inexperienced IZ encompassing clear vitality amenities, clear water manufacturing with inexperienced vitality, worldwide normal waste assortment and remedy, and analysis on water remedy by wind energy in Cat Hai island to offer clear water for 4,000 households on the island.
DEEP C’s sustainable growth technique can be demonstrated in a plan to preserve mangroves, attaching industrial growth to nature conservation. Throughout the seaport growth course of at DEEP C Quang Ninh, the mangroves have been preserved to exchange inexperienced bushes and leisure areas, creating buffer forests and lowering the necessity for sea dyke design.
As well as, DEEP C Farm is a social non-profit with a sustainable twist. The initiative goals to offer natural fruit, greens, rooster, or fish to staff on the cluster. Developed on 3.5ha in Haiphong suburbs, the mission funded by DEEP C entities encompasses a manufacturing farm and coaching centre and collaborates with agriculture specialists, scientists, native farmers, and the native authorities. The farm is the flagship of IZ’s sustainable growth technique and goals to change into natural and truthful commerce licensed.
The cluster has additionally established an in-house nursery and a wetland inexperienced zone in Haiphong to protect native fauna and flora. Contemplating sustainable growth as its linchpin technique, DEEP C goals to understand company social accountability for the cluster and all working companies based mostly within the IZ.
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