July 29, 2008 / 5:07 AM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Foreign investment projects in Vietnam

  July 29 (Reuters) - Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment said on Tuesday that it estimated foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first seven months of 2008 would be more than double the figure in all of 2007 at $45.2 billlion.
 Foreign investors pledged to invest $20.3 billion last year.
 The latest FDI projects that have been licensed include Malaysian developer Berjaya Land Berhad's $5.9 billion township in Ho Chi Minh City and Taiwanese group Formosa's $7.8 billion steel complex in the central province of Ha Tinh, the ministry said.
 Taiwan now ranks as the biggest foreign direct investor in Vietnam with $8.42 billlion in new investment funds committed so far this year.
 The following is a selection of major existing and prospective foreign-investment projects in the Communist Party-governed country of 86 million people: INVESTORS         
                 PROJECT INVESTMENT FINISH DATE ----------------------------------------------------------------  OIL REFINERY/PETROCHEMICAL: Petrovietnam/KPI/Idemitsu    Nghi Son refinery   $6.00bln  2011 Petrovietnam/PVDSA*          Long Son refinery   $7.00bln  2015 Technostar Management/Telloil
                           Vung Ro refinery   $1.70bln  2011 Siam Cement
             Long Son petrochemical complex   $3.70bln  2013 SP Chemicals (SINP.SI)  Phu Yen naptha cracker   $1.50bln  2014 Petrosetco/Itochu                Ethanol plant    $100mln  2009 Petrosetco/Bronzeoak             Ethanol plant    $138mln   n/a BP/ConocoPhilips/ONGC Videsh      Gas pipeline    $1.3bln  2002 *State oil firm Petrovietnam has yet to finalise the joint ventures Venezuela's PVDSA for Long Son refinery. ELECTRICITY EDF/Tepco/Sumitomo    Gas-fired Phu My 2-2 plant  $400mln  2005 BP                      Gas-fired Phu My 3 plant  $412mln  2005 Formosa                Coal-fired Dong Nai plant   $87mln  2004 EDF (EDF.PA)*         Coal-fired Hau Giang plant $4.00bln   n/a J-Power (9513.T)*        Coal-fired Ba Ria plant $2.40bln   n/a AES*                 Coal-fired Mong Duong plant $1.00bln   n/a Sumitomo*             Coal-fired Van Phong plant $3.50bln   n/a * Projects under feasibility study stage. STEEL POSCO (005490.KS)*    Van Phong Bay steel plant  $4.50bln  2010 POSCO
              3 mln-tonne Ba Ria Steel  $1.13bln  2009 Tata Steel (TISC.BO)  2 mln-tonne Ha Tinh plant  $3.50bln  2009 Formosa (6505.TW)      17.5mln-T Vung Ang plant   $7.8bln   n/a BAUXITE UC Rusal         0.75 mln-tonne Binh Phuoc plant $2.00bln   n/a ALCOA (AA.N)          1 mln-tonne Dak Nong plant $1.00bln   n/a SHIPBUILDING/PORTS Hyundai (009540.KS)    Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard  $170mln  1999 STX Group             
    Van Phong Shipyard  $500mln   n/a Hutchison Port 0013.HK Vung Tau container port  $200mln  2011 Maersk        
                  Cai Mep Port  $187mln  2010 DP World      
     Saigon Container Terminal  $230mln   n/a SSA Marine    
        Cai Mep Container Port  $160mln  2010 POSCO Engineering        Vung Tau container port  $110mln  2011 COMPUTER/ELECTRONICS/TELECOMS Intel(INTC.O)                Chip assembly plant $1.00bln  2009 Compal(2324.TW)           Vinh Phuc laptop plant  $500mln  2009 Foxconn           Mobile handset Vinh Phuc plant $1.10bln   n/a Foxconn       Computer components Bac Ninh plant $5.00bln   n/a Olympus (7733.T)      
  Digital camera plant   $44mln  2009 Canon (7751.T)        
 Inkjet printer plants  $440mln  2005 Vimpelcom VIP.N     
 mobile phone services $1.00bln   n/a Hutchinson Telecom    
       mobile services  $600mln  2007 Samsung            Bac Ninh mobile handset plant  $670mln   n/a PROPERTY/REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Asian Coast Development      Ho Tram Casino Strip $4.2bln  2018 Ciputra            Residential area Hanoi project $2.0bln  2005 Taiwan's CT & D     Phu My Hung new ubran project $700mln  2005 Keangnam                  Keangnam Hanoi Landmark $1.0bln  2010 Kumho Asiana                         Asiana Plaza $223mln  2010 Trustee Suisse      Pearl of Asia Phu Quoc resort $2.0bln   n/a Oak Tree Group       Danang Sunrise Casino Resort $5.0bln   n/a Berjaya Land            Ho Chi Minh City township $5.9bln    n/a AUTOMOBILE/PARTS   Most major car makers including Ford, GM-Daewoo, Toyota, Honda, Daimler, Fiat and Kia have established small-size assembly plants in Vietnam over the past 10 years.  Kumho Tyres               Binh Duong Tyres plant $200mln  2008  NOTES:    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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