Industrial property market heats up
Viet Nam’s industrial real estate market is becoming hotter, driven by an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows.
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Germany’s Framas Group recently leased a ready-built warehouse with an area of 20,000sq.m at KTG Industrial Nhon Trach 2 in the southern province of Dong Nai.
Fabian Urban, director in charge of footwear technology at Framas Vietnam, said that the reason for choosing Viet Nam to open the factory is that the facilities here are superior to those in other locations.
Pham Truong Son, head of the Management Board of Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Zones, said that to shorten the project implementation time, many investors choose to hire ready-built factories. In this local high-tech park, large-scale and modern factory projects are being built for lease. For example, the Long Hau Joint Stock Company’s 30ha factory project with a total investment of more than 1 trillion VND (43.7 million USD) has been completed and handed over to two Japanese enterprises.
Doan Duy Hung, director general of IIP VIETNAM - the largest industrial real estate portal in Viet Nam, stated that new-generation industrial zones and clusters which have features related to logistics, warehouses, factories, especially service urban areas, are attractive to investors. Many industrial park investors have paid much attention to service issues.
Savills Hanoi Director Matthew Powell commented that compared to regional countries, Viet Nam has more favourable conditions with more affordable real estate prices and many new projects that will increase supply in the future.
Competitive labour cost and the improved legal corridor are also among factors attracting investors to the country, he said.
Powell highlighted that many famous brands’ selection of Viet Nam as their strategic destination has helped promoted FDI attraction and enhance the country’s prestige in the world arena.
He listed reasons making the industrial real estate in Viet Nam attractive, including prices, large number of prestigious developers, labour resources, convenient transport network, easy access to international sea ports and airports, and incentives from the State.
Besides, political stability, abundant investment opportunities and support from the local government, as well as the country’s administrative reform efforts are also other factors luring investors to Viet Nam instead of China, India or Thailand, according to Powell.
In recent years, many localities have paid much attention to improving the investment and license granting procedures. Like in the southern province of Long An, numerous enterprises can receive investment certificates within one day. Coca-Cola, for example, could receive it after only four hours after submitting its dossier when it invested in a 136-million-USD factory at Phu An Thanh industrial zone of the southern