WHA Industrial Zone 1 - Nghe An - TBA Việt Nam
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WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An

WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An

Upon completion, the 3,200-hectare project will be the largest world class standard industrial zone in North Central Vietnam

Vietnam is increasingly becoming a preferred investment destination in the region. Thanks to a fast expanding economy, a geographical location close to major markets such as China, Japan, South Korea, numerous free-trade agreements (FTA) signed and under discussion, a large and well-educated labor force, Vietnam is seen as the new bright star in the region.

Nghe An Province, the fourth-most populated province in Vietnam with 3.3 million people, is well equipped with 7 universities, 6 colleges, 9 Colleges, 9 Intermediate Colleges, 19 Vocational Training schools/centers that provide education to 30,000 new graduates every year.

Nghe An Province’s connectivity is improving. The Province is already equipped with Vinh International Airport, the presence of 3 seaports in the vicinity of Vinh City, a railway network that connects the north to the south, and 8 national route highways running through the Province. Furthermore, the completion of the motorway connecting Hanoi to Vinh City planned for 2021 will greatly enhance the connectivity. With the dedicated support of the Vietnamese government and provincial authorities, Nghe An has become an integrated hub for business, education, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, boasting a prime location for major manufacturers and investors to contribute further to the development of the country.

WHA Group’s first major venture outside Thailand

With a total area of 3,200 hectares upon completion, strategically situated in the Dong Nam Economic Zone, next to Asian Highway 1, WHA Industrial Zone – Nghe An will be the largest industrial zone in North Central Vietnam, offering a new and world-class standard manufacturing and distribution base to serve the domestic and international markets.

As part of the 498-hectare Phase 1, an initial area of 143 hectares is now available to customers who can benefit from the economic zone’s special investment incentives and investor support.

WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An comes with well-designed infrastructure and utilities such as water utilities, including industrial water and wastewater treatment, full access to electricity, modern communication systems, as well as storm drainage and flood protection. Environmental monitoring by the WHA Industrial Zone’s professional operations and management team is also provided.

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Target industrial sectors of WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An include:

  • Industrial: Automotive, Plastics, Light Metals, Textiles/Garments, Building Materials
  • Consumer: Food Processing, Beverages, Value-Added Agriculture, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Electrical Appliances
  • Technology: Electronics, Medical Assembly, Software, Smart Phones, Communications
  • Logistics: Cold Storage, Inland Container Depot, Modern Warehouse, Logistics, Shipping and Freight

Beyond the 498-hectare Phase 1, another six phases are scheduled from 2020 to 2028 with the development continuing for another 10 years.

WHA Industrial Development: Over 30 years of experience in Thailand

Since 1988, WHA Industrial Development Plc (Formally known as Hemaraj Land And Development Plc) offers to its local and international customers in Thailand world-class infrastructure, industrial clusters, utilities and services in the most strategic locations in Thailand including the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

Over the past 30 years, WHA Industrial Development has been playing an instrumental role in pioneering the concept of industrial clusters such as automotive, petrochemicals, electronics, consumer products and other export industries. International automotive brands such as Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mazda, MG by SAIC and Suzuki, together with automotive suppliers comprising 32 of the world’s top OEM parts suppliers, selected WHA industrial estates as their manufacturing base.

Today, WHA Industrial Development develops 11 industrial estates in Thailand of 7,826 hectares. Industrial customers comprise of more than 797 distinct customers and over 1,209 factory contracts, and represent an estimated total investment of USD 32.7 billion.

WHA Industrial Development’s solid experience in the development of industrial estates will enable it to successfully develop Nghe An industrial zone with similar world-class standards, responding to all customers’ requirements and contributing to the development of the region’s and Vietnam’s economic growth.

Safeguarding the environment

From its earliest days in Thailand, WHA Industrial Development has always considered that its industrial estates must co-exist with the environment in a harmonious and sustainable manner. Therefore, the company carefully designs all its infrastructure and manages all its utilities to ensure minimum environmental impact.

WHA Industrial Development has been widely recognized in Thailand for its environmental practices. The company is the only Industrial Estate developer in Thailand to be recently awarded the EIA Monitoring Award 2018. It has also recently received the Eco Industrial Town Award 2018 and the CSR Excellence Recognition Award 2018 for the 9th consecutive year. Leveraging on this extensive experience, WHA Industrial Development is ready to implement the same model and know-how in its Nghe An industrial zone, applying the same environmental standards as in its 11 industrial estates in Thailand.  The company firmly believes that introducing green initiatives, especially during the earliest stages of development, is essential for the protection of the environment.

For example, about 30% of the total land area is dedicated to creating green spaces that will act as a buffer zone.  The water system is safe, cost-effective and reliable, while drainage networks are designed to prevent flood risks, with wastewater leading to holding ponds for treatment. Similar to some of its industrial estates in Thailand, WHA Industrial Development is also implementing in WHA Industrial Zone Nghe An the constructed wetland system, a chemical-free and environmentally friendly waste-water solution.

Roads and utilities are methodically designed to optimize efficiency.  For lower energy consumption, LED lightbulbs are being used for all street lights.  Another important feature that will be included is the Environmental Monitoring System which will track environmental data within the manufacturing area.

WHA is committed to develop its reputation in Vietnam, based on superior environmental management practices focusing on safeguarding the environment and the local communities around the vicinity.

Mr. David Nardone, WHA Corporation Vice Chairman of the Board and Group Executive Industrial and International, upholds the company’s staunch commitment for more environmental friendly initiatives. “With projects that can be as simple as tree planting activities and more sophisticated efforts such as constructed wetlands or energy production, we take pride to partner with all stakeholders and government agencies to ensure environmental sustainability,” he said.


For more information, please contact us at:

WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An

Managed by WHA Industrial Management Services Vietnam Co., Ltd

  • Nghe An office: Lot AC1-1, WHA Industrial Zone 1 – Nghe An, Nghi Long Commune, Nghi Loc District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.

Tel: (+84) 238 222 9999

  • Hanoi office: Room 1110, 11th floor, Daeha Business Center Building, No. 360, Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Tel: (+84) 24 3574 6999

Email: invest@whavietnam.com


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