Development of industrial park, urban area, and service model

Previously, Binh Duong was famous for large industrial parks. However, now it is known for modern urban areas with a wide range of utilities. In an interview with us, Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Director of the Office of Binh Duong smart city, said that industrial parks could only exist and develop sustainably when they are surrounded by an adequate technical infrastructure and developed society.

The new city of Binh Duong

These complexes include urban areas, industrial parks, downtowns, high-quality entertainment services, residential areas, schools, hospitals, and so on. They bring a modern and harmonious living environment, so that people can both have stable jobs, high incomes, and other needs met.

Visiting Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) or other industrial parks in the cities of Thuan An, Di An, and Thu Dau Mot, or Tan Uyen town, Bac Tan Uyen district, Bau Bang district, we can clearly see these things. Becamex IDC has not only developed modern industrial parks, but also built numerous residential areas, social houses, schools, hospitals, and entertainment areas. Mrs. Le Thi Thanh Hien, a worker of an enterprise in VSIP, shared that people working here can buy social houses, their children can go to school, and their health is taken care of at modern hospitals. Her family members often go to the parks at weekends. She felt that is enough for her life.

A street of the new city
The social housing area in Thu Dau Mot city built by Becamex IDC

Digital transformation and international economic development

The province has mobilized all sources to complete the e-government at the provincial level and develop digital economy. According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Minh, all sources need to focus on developing and applying diverse core technologies of the fourth Industrial Revolution such as artificial intelligence (AI), Big data and Blockchain.

The Binh Duong ITC Center

The province also continues to work to ensure high-quality infrastructure such as broadband infrastructure, shared databases, administrative reform, towards e-government and application of technology to support people and enterprises.

Recently, digital transformation in Binh Duong has been applied to governance and operation of enterprises. Notably, the Becamex IDC and its several member companies have been digitized. Mr. Nguyen Van Hung, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Becamex IDC, said that the company has deployed digital transformation early, increasingly completed its administrative processes, construction procedures, and areas of expertise.

He added that Becamex IDC is ready to share technology and experience to better deploy e-government building and support enterprises and people.

In reality, the digital transformation and the fourth Industrial Revolution is one content in the 5-layer model to build "Binh Duong Innovation Zone" in the Binh Duong Smart City Project.

It is also an impetus to build large enterprises, develop and build a science and technology industrial park, becoming an ideal location for advanced production activities.

In 2022, Binh Duong continued to have effective foreign economic activities such as investment promotion with counterparts from Thailand, the RoK, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, India.

Students of Mien Dong International University

At the Horasis India Economic Cooperation Forum in 2022, the locality stepped up the implementation of the Binh Duong Smart City Project, enhanced the attraction of foreign investment, and promoted the provincial brand to domestic and international partners.

According to Chairman of Horasis Dr. Frank Jurgen Richte, Vietnam is an active and important member of ASEAN and ASEAN+3. In the face of instability of the global economy and supply chain disruption, Vietnam is the destination of choice, and Binh Duong is not only known as an industrial center, but also a new commercial center.

The signing ceremony for cooperation between Becamex International Hospital and Bumin Hospital of the RoK in November 2022

Nguyen Van Loi, Secretary of the Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee, emphasized that in the context of the pandemic and the disruption of the global supply chain, meetings, exchanges and trade promotion activities among foreign enterprises are very important for development. In Binh Duong alone, there are more than 800 projects of RoK investors, with a total capital of more than USD 3.3 billion.

A new year is coming to a peaceful, dynamic and developing land. It is hoped that Binh Duong is not only the industrial capital of the country but also a worth living place, where the aspirations of integration and development are expressed.

Translated by Trung Thanh