In a series of large foreign investors in Vietnam, especially Korean investors, the public often refers only to big names such as LG, Samsung…, but not many people knows that Hyosung has invested billions of dollars in Vietnam.
Few days ago, the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province has officially approved the report on the environmental impact assessment of Hyosung’s cloth curtain factory in Tam Thang Industrial Park. This is an important move for Hyosung to soon receive investment registration certificate as well as to implement the project with expected investment capital of 1.34 billion USD.
In October 2018, Hyosung was awarded by the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province an investment plan for the project that they have started to pursue since 2015, in order to expand the market in the central region.
If the project of Hyosung in Quang Nam is soon granted investment registration certificate, it is likely that this Korean corporation will become a foreign investor registering to invest up to 2 billion USD projects in Vietnam this year.
By the end of May 2018, Hyosung invested the Polypropylene (PP) manufacturing factory and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage tank in Ba Ria – Vung Tau with investment capital of over 1.2 billion USD. As planned, Hyosung will build a liquefied petroleum gas storage tank with capacity of 240,000 tons in Cai Mep area and use this liquefied petroleum gas to produce polypropylene, ethylene, propylene…
The factory is expected to be built within two years, completed and put into operation by the end of 2020, attracting about 2,000 laborers and contributing to the state budget of about 80 million USD per year.
Thus, this year, Hyosung has committed to invest in Vietnam of more than 2.5 billion USD.
According to Hyosung’s representative, Hyosung has plan to raise investment capital in Vietnam to 6 billion USD and investment fields will include chemical industry, heavy industry and power projects. Hyosung is very interested in power projects in Vietnam, especially the supply of transformers that the Vietnamese market is in great demand.
Like other major Korean corporations, such as Samsung, LG, SK…, Hyosung is gradually turning Vietnam into a major manufacturing base and becoming one of the most attractive investment destinations in the region. If the plan to increase investment capital to 6 billion USD becomes reality, Hyosung will become one of the largest foreign investors in Vietnam.