The Việt Nam-Korea Techno Park Investment and Development Joint Stock Company (VKTP) has proposed to Đồng Nai Province the investment and construction of Techno Park, a Việt Nam-South Korea high tech park project.
The project is scheduled to have registered investment capital of US$150 million and be built on an area of about 300 hectares. Its location is near the Long Thành International Airport as well as river ports and seaports to facilitate transport for import and export of goods.
This park is expected to attract a total investment of $2-3 billion from high-tech companies after six years of operation.
Cao Tiến Dũng, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Đồng Nai, said this project is suitable with the provincial policies on investment. One of the project’s goals is to build a high-tech incubation centre that will support technology transfer to Vietnamese businesses.
In the late 1990s, the techno park model was born in South Korea to support small and medium-sized businesses, especially start-up companies developing new technologies, according to VKTP.
The first Techno Park in Việt Nam would support training of high quality human resources for the technological sector, and research and development of globally competitive high-tech products. At the same time, this park will also be a manufacturing area of high-tech products that have high added value and reach international standards, a VKTP representative Lê Hoài Quốc told the Đầu tư (Investment) newspaper.
The project will attract investment from high-tech enterprises of Việt Nam, South Korea and other countries and territories to development the core sectors of Industry 4.0 in Việt Nam. They include new computing technologies, microchips, semiconductors, blockchain, artificial intelligence and robots, advanced materials, multi-dimensional printing, unmanned aerial vehicles, biotechnology, neuroscience and environmental integration.
Quốc said the Việt Nam Techno Park will also be an independent intermediary organisation to link universities, manufacturers and the Government and support for businesses investing in the park.
This park will have many functional areas such as a research and development (R&D) centre, a human resource training centre, a high-tech innovation and incubation centre and a high-tech product production area.