Sept 22 Vietnam has licensed a joint venture between Malaysia's Lion Industries (LLBM.KL) (LION.KL) and top shipbuilder Vinashin to build a $9.8 billion steel mill, the country's largest joint venture so far [ID:nHAN28140].
The project takes the total value of steel mill projects licensed so far this year in the Southeast Asian country to more than $27 billion, about half of the country's total new foreign direct investment pledges so far this year.
Last month, India's Tata Steel (TISC.BO) signed a joint venture deal with Vietnam Steel Corp and Vietnam Cement Industries to build a $5 billion steel plant [ID:nBOM245563].
In June, Taiwan's Formosa Heavy Industries (6505.TW) won a licence for a $7.8 billion steel mill in the central province of Ha Tinh.
Foreign direct investment in the first eight months of 2008 would jump more than four-fold from the same period last year to a record $47.2 billion, the Planning and Investment Ministry estimated.
Disbursement between January and August is estimated to have risen nearly 43 percent from the same period last year to $8 billion, the Foreign Investment Department said.
The following is a selection of major existing and prospective foreign investment projects in the Communist Party-governed country of 86.5 million people:
* updated INVESTORS PROJECT INVESTMENT DATE OF COMPLETION
OIL REFINERY/PETROCHEMICAL Petrovietnam/KPI/Idemitsu Nghi Son refinery $6.00 bln 2011 Petrovietnam/PVDSA# Long Son refinery $7.00 bln 2015 Siam Cement Long Son petrochemical complex $3.70 bln 2013 Technostar Management/Telloil Vung Ro refinery $1.70 bln 2011 BP/ConocoPhilips/ONGC Videsh Gas pipeline
$1.3 bln 2002 SP Chemicals (SINP.SI) Phu Yen naphtha cracker $1.50 bln 2014 Petrosetco/Itochu Ethanol plant $100 mln 2009 Petrosetco/Bronzeoak Ethanol plant $138 mln n/a # State oil firm Petrovietnam plans to sign a contract on the joint venture with Venezuela's PVDSA in November this year.
ELECTRICITY BP Gas-fired Phu My 3 plant $412 mln 2005 EDF/Tepco/Sumitomo Gas-fired Phu My 2-2 plant $400 mln 2005 Formosa Coal-fired Dong Nai plant $87 mln 2004 EDF (EDF.PA) #Coal-fired Hau Giang plant $4.00 bln n/a Sumitomo #Coal-fired Van Phong plant $3.50 bln n/a J-Power (9513.T) #Coal-fired Ba Ria plant $2.40 bln n/a AES #Coal-fired Mong Duong plant$1.00 bln n/a # Projects under feasibility study stage.
STEEL *Lion Industries Ca Na Steel Mill JV $9.79 bln 2025 Tata Steel (TISC.BO) 4.5 mln-T Ha Tinh plant $5.0 bln 2010 Formosa (6505.TW) 17.5 mln-T Vung Ang plant $7.8 bln n/a POSCO (005490.KS) Van Phong Bay steel plant $4.50 bln 2010 POSCO 3 mln-T Ba Ria Steel $1.13 bln 2009
BAUXITE UC Rusal 0.75 mln-T Binh Phuoc plant $2.00 bln n/a ALCOA (AA.N) 1 mln-T Dak Nong plant $1.00 bln n/a
SHIPBUILDING/PORTS Hyundai (009540.KS) Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard $170 mln 1999 STX Group Van Phong Shipyard $500 mln n/a Hutchison Port 0013.HK Vung Tau container port $200 mln 2011 Maersk Cai Mep Port $187 mln 2010 SSA Marine Cai Mep Container Port
$160 mln 2010 POSCO Engineering Vung Tau container port $110 mln 2011 DP World Saigon Container Terminal $230 mln n/a
COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS/TELECOMS Intel (INTC.O) Chip assembly plant $1.0 bln 2009 Compal (2324.TW) Vinh Phuc laptop plant $500 mln 2009 Foxconn Mobile handset Vinh Phuc plant $1.1 bln n/a Foxconn Computer components Bac Ninh plant $5.0 bln n/a Olympus (7733.T) Digital camera plant
$44 mln 2009 Canon (7751.T) Inkjet printer plants
$440 mln 2005 Vimpelcom VIP.N mobile phone services
$1.0 bln n/a Hutchison Telecom mobile services
$600 mln 2007 Samsung Bac Ninh mobile handset plant $670 mln n/a
PROPERTY/REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Asian Coast Development Ho Tram Casino Strip $4.2 bln 2018 Brunei New City Group Phu Yen township $4.3 bln n/a Ciputra Residential area Hanoi project $2.0 bln 2005 Star Bay Holding Kien Giang golf & resort $1.6 bln n/a Good Choice USA Vung Tau resort
$1.3 bln n/a TA Associates Int' Thu Thiem IT Park
$1.2 bln n/a Keangnam Keangnam Hanoi Landmark
$1.0 bln 2010 Taiwan's CT & D Phu My Hung new ubran project $700 mln 2005 Kumho Asiana Asiana Plaza
$223 mln 2010 Mirax Group Cam Ranh resort $200 mln 2010 Berjaya Land Ho Chi Minh City township $5.9 bln n/a Oak Tree Group Danang Sunrise Casino Resort $5.0 bln n/a Trustee Suisse Pearl of Asia Phu Quoc resort $2.0 bln n/a
AUTOMOBILE/PARTS Most major car makers including Ford, GM-Daewoo, Toyota, Honda, Daimler, Fiat and Kia have established small-sized assembly plants in Vietnam over the past 10 years. Kumho Tyres Binh Duong Tyres plant $200 mln 2008
NOTE: n/a = not available (Sources: government web site (www.chinhphu.vn), Planning and Investment Ministry (www.mpi.gov.vn), Industry and Trade Ministry (www.moit.gov.vn), Petrovietnam and other companies) (Compiled by Nguyen Nhat Lam)
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