On 23/1, at Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Industrial Zones Authority (BIZA) cooperated with JICA Vietnam Office Ho Chi Minh City Branch organized the launching seminar of the project Technical support for the construction of model industrial parks/ecologically oriented smart IPs and the application of information technology in the management and operation of industrial parks in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.
Mr. Shunsuke Hieda, Head of the Advisory Board of JICA expert group provided technical assistance to promote the application of smart technology in the construction of eco-industrial parks in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
Encourage responsible green investment
Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Mr. Le Viet Phuc, Deputy Head of BIZA said that implementing the program "Economic development initiative based on the potentials and advantages of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province" (referred to as PBEG program), BIZA has developed the project "Technical support for building model industrial parks/ecologically oriented smart IPs and applying technology information in the management and operation of industrial parks in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province".
The goal is to build sustainable industrial parks according to environmental, social and governance criteria. This is the key to attracting high-quality FDI to the province. The project was approved by the Provincial People's Committee in 2021 and funded by the Government of Japan. JICA Vietnam implements the project.
Sharing at the seminar, Mr. Masayuki Karasawa, representative of JICA Vietnam Office Ho Chi Minh City Branch. Ho Chi Minh said that the Vietnamese Government has set a target of industrial modernization by 2030 and is encouraging the mobilization of domestic and foreign resources to develop green industries with high added value. Therefore, the initiated project will contribute to increasing production and business capacity, synchronizing socio-economic infrastructure and increasing economic scale, creating a foundation for the post-development period, meeting the requirements of industrialization, modernization and international economic integration for Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
"In the past, many countries, including Japan, had to pay high costs for promoting chemical and heavy industries, including pollution control measures. The project aims not only to avoid such costs but also to improve the brand image of the industrial park and of the province in general, while encouraging responsible green investment, including in the heavy industrial chemical industry," Mr. Masayuki Karasawa emphasized.
Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park was selected
According to BIZA, the project will be implemented within 4 years from 2024 to 2027. Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park was selected to operate within the framework of the project. Based on the achieved results, the deployment model will be replicated to the remaining industrial zones in the province.