I. Overview of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh was approved for development in the Vietnamese Industrial Park Development Plan through Government Document No. 1107/QD-TT dated August 21, 2006. Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park was established under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1546/TTg-KTN on September 18, 2008.
After several adjustments, the total area of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park is currently 504 hectares. The Industrial Park is divided into two sub-parks, including:
Covering an area of 140 hectares, it was developed by Khai Son Joint Stock Company as the infrastructure investor for the Industrial Park.
The project has advantages in terms of location, being strategically planned in the key economic triangle regions of Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Quang Ninh. Therefore, during the initial phase, Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – SubPark A quickly attracted nearly 50 secondary investors from various countries and territories worldwide to lease land for factory construction and production.
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park capitalizes on the advantages of its favorable geographical location, attracting abundant labor resources, both ordinary and high-quality labor. Its proximity to many provinces and major cities facilitates the movement and trade of investors within the industrial Park. As a result, since its operation commenced, Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park has attracted abundant domestic and foreign investments, and it is currently fully occupied.
Some notable businesses include:
- Hanoi Mechanical Company (Vietnam – Germany).
- Seong JI Co., Ltd. (South Korea).
- Shinhwa Co., Ltd. (South Korea).
- Tuan Tu Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company (Vietnam – France).
- Dae Dong IND Co., Ltd. (South Korea).
- Vitech Company (USA)…
Construction for Zone B commenced in September 2018, with a total area of 375.97 hectares, including 300.04 hectares for the Industrial Park and 75.93 hectares for the urban area serving the industrial Park.
The infrastructure investor for the industrial Park is Trung Quy Bac Ninh Investment Joint Stock Company. The total industrial land for lease is 195.71 hectares, accounting for 65.23% of the total area.
- Phase 1 (from July 2009 to December 2015) covered an area of 180 hectares with an investment capital of 576 billion VND.
- Phase 2 (from January 2016 to December 2020) covered an area of 117.96 hectares with an expected investment capital of 342.93 billion VND.
Trung Quy Bac Ninh Joint Stock Company envisions the Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park Supporting Urban Area, Zone B, as a modern and exemplary urban area within the district and province.
This urban area features a synchronized and modern technical infrastructure, complete and convenient public facilities and services, and a good living environment. The project will be a large-scale urban residential area, conducive to the economic development and improvement of the local community’s social life. It will be an ideal place for a modern and peaceful life in the millennia-old Kinh Bac region.
After the project is put into operation, it has contributed to the promotion of local economic and social development.
A perspective on Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh – TTTFIC Group
II. Geographical Location of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park is strategically located in the administrative center of Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province.
It is adjacent to urban areas and traditional craft villages, which enables it to benefit from a well-developed and modern infrastructure system.
The technical infrastructure is designed with a main road system connecting to National Highway 17, providing convenient transportation links between the urban areas and internal traffic in a wide and scientific chessboard pattern. This ensures easy and convenient transportation for vehicles to reach each factory.
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Zone A is located in Thanh Khuong commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province, at the northern gateway of the capital city, Hanoi. The project is adjacent to Hanoi’s Ring Road 4 and National Highway 18B, facilitating transportation to deep-water ports such as Cai Lan and Hai Phong, Noi Bai International Airport, the Vietnam-China border, and neighboring industrial Parks. Specifically:
- 20 km from the center of Bac Ninh province
- 27 km from Hanoi city
- 55 km from Noi Bai Airport
- 85 km from Hai Phong seaport
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Zone B covers Thanh Khuong, Dai Dong Thanh, Song Ho, Gia Dong, Dinh To, and Hoai Thuong communes within Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province.
The Industrial Park is situated along National Highway 17, specifically the Pho Ho – Phu Thuy route, south of Ho town.
It benefits from a well-connected transportation network, allowing convenient transportation of people and goods via sea, road, and air routes, as follows:
- 27 km from Hanoi city
- 20 km from Bac Ninh City
- 85 km from Hai Phong seaport
- 55 km from Noi Bai International Airport
- 20 km from Tri Phuong domestic port
- 29 km from Que Vo domestic port
The favorable location of the industrial Park provides advantages for investors, especially in transporting raw materials and goods to and from the industrial area.
III. Infrastructure of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
Electricity supply system:
- The power source for Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park is taken from the 110kV grid of the area.
- The medium-voltage power supply system uses overhead lines and underground lighting cables along the roads.
- The electrical capacity is sufficient to supply the manufacturing plants and operate the common system of the industrial park.
Clean water supply system:
- Clean water within the park is extracted on-site, and surface water is sourced from the Duong River.
- The industrial park has constructed a water treatment plant with a capacity of approximately 14,000m3/day and night for Zone A, and it provides water to the industrial park with a capacity of 10,800m3/day and night for Zone B.
Wastewater treatment system:
- The project includes a separate wastewater treatment system, with domestic wastewater collected through septic tanks and then treated in a centralized treatment area.
- A centralized wastewater treatment system with a processing capacity of 9,135m3/day and night will treat Zone B, meeting the environmental technical standards from Class C to Class A in Vietnam.
Transportation system within the park:
- They plan and construct the transportation system within the industrial park, connecting external transport routes to major roads like TL282.
- Internal traffic is built with a main road width ranging from 36m to 75m.
- Branch roads and collector roads are 20m to 26m wide to accommodate various modes of transportation, optimizing the transportation of goods within the industrial park.
- The main road section connects from Provincial Road 282 to the industrial park with a width of 37m.
- Branch roads have a road width ranging from 10.5m with sidewalks and grass strips on both sides (cross-section ranging from 22m to 36m).
- Investors can connect a central switchboard as required, which is capable of providing over 1,200 subscribers from local sources.
Fire protection system:
- Fire stations are installed along the roads within the industrial park.
Stormwater drainage system:
- The planned stormwater drainage system is designed specifically for the industrial park, following the principle of self-flow.
- The main drainage direction of the industrial park leads to a canal in the central area of the park, then connects to the Dai Dong Thanh pumping station.
- The developer of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park emphasizes the allocation of green areas. The purpose is to create a green and cool landscape within the park. Additionally, it aims to provide a healthy environment for workers. These green areas contribute to the overall well-being and comfort of the industrial park’s workforce.
- The proportion of greenery and water bodies accounts for 13.29% of the total area of the industrial park.
A perspective on Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh – TTTFIC Group
IV. Investment-attracting industries in Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park mainly attracts industries with low pollution and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, equipped with modern production lines, including:
- Mechanical engineering and electronic assembly.
- Processing of agricultural and forestry products.
- Textile and garment industry.
- Consumer goods production.
- Production of construction materials.
V. Investment Costs in Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
- The industrial park is available for lease with a minimum area of 2 hectares.
- The land lease price including the attached technical infrastructure in the industrial zone starts from 2,337,000 Vietnamese Dong per square meter (equivalent to $100 per square meter).
- The People’s Committee of Bac Ninh Province determines annual land rental fees based on the announcement of the authorized state agency in Bac Ninh province.
- Management, maintenance, and infrastructure upkeep fees in the industrial zone: 18,500 Vietnamese Dong per square meter per year (equivalent to $0.794 per square meter per year).
- Electricity fees: Based on the electricity price set by the Bac Ninh Power Company, following the state’s pricing framework (Reference price: ranging from $0.066 to $0.12 per kilowatt-hour).
- Clean water fees: 12,000 Vietnamese Dong per cubic meter (equivalent to $0.515 per cubic meter).
- Wastewater treatment cost: The calculation for the wastewater volume is based on using 90% of the incoming water usage, which is approximately 17,000 Vietnamese Dong per cubic meter (equivalent to $0.730 per cubic meter).
- Installation of telephone and internet services: Based on the service provider’s fees.
- One-time connection fees: Connecting water supply, wastewater, electricity systems, etc.: 150,000,000 Vietnamese Dong.
VI. Investment Incentives Policy in Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
Regarding corporate income tax:
- Continuous incentives are applicable from the first year of a business having taxable income from the investment project.
- The tax exemption or reduction period will be counted from the fourth year if a business does not have taxable income in the first 3 years from the project’s revenue.
- Tax exemption for 2 years and a 50% reduction for the following 4 years (applying a 20% tax rate).
- Incentives for high-tech and supporting industries: A preferential tax rate of 10% for 15 years, tax exemption for 4 years, and a 50% reduction for the next 9 years.
Regarding import tax:
- Exemption from import tax on goods used to create fixed assets for the project, including:
- Equipment and machinery
- Specialized vehicles in the technological process and vehicles for transporting workers
- Components, spare parts, detachable components, installation accessories, molds, and accompanying accessories for equipment, machinery, and specialized vehicles
- Raw materials and materials used in the manufacturing of equipment, and machinery in the technological process.
- Construction materials not yet produced domestically.
VII. Labor Source and Costs at Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park – Bac Ninh:
- With its convenient transportation location, Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park attracts a large workforce from the local area.
- The total population of the five surrounding districts of Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park is 803,640 people, consisting of 409,856 males and 393,784 females, with a male-to-female ratio of 49% to 51%.
- The working-age population is 410,000 people, accounting for 51% of the total. The average age is 27 years.
- Being adjacent to Hanoi and other provinces and cities in the key economic region in the north, Thuan Thanh III Industrial Park also attracts a high-quality workforce from Hanoi and its satellite cities.
- In the area, there are two universities with 4,200 graduating students each year. The male-to-female ratio is 53% to 47%. Additionally, there are five secondary schools with 1,600 graduating students.
- There are three vocational education centers in the area with 570 graduating students.
- This workforce ensures meeting the demand for both ordinary and highly skilled labor for businesses within the park.
Reference wages for some positions within the industrial park are as follows:
- The minimum basic monthly salary for foreign-owned enterprise employees is 3,710,000 VND (160 USD). The average monthly income for ordinary workers ranges from 3,800,000 to 5,300,000 VND (180 – 250 USD).
- The average monthly salary for engineers, technical staff, and office staff is 6,000,000 to 10,000,000 VND (261 – 435 USD).
- The average monthly salary for business managers such as department heads, and chief accountants. And workshop supervisors are 12,000,000 to 17,000,000 VND (522 – 740 USD). The director’s salary is 1,000 – 1,500 USD per month.
The land for lease that belong to Industrial Park has run out of stock. Only the land and warehouse has been re-invested by individual investor that still available
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