November 4, 2022

HANOI – Danish toy company LEGO Group on Thursday officially kicked off construction of its billion-dollar manufacturing plant in the southern province of Bình Dương.

Covering an area of ​​44 ha in Việt Nam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) III Joint Stock Company, the plant is the largest foreign investment project in the province. According to LEGO, the factory will be its sixth manufacturing site in the world and the second in Asia. This is part of the group’s strategy to expand its supply chain network to support its long-term development and build production facilities close to key LEGO markets.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh, representatives of ministry, sector and locality leaders, and Lego Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen, the LEGO Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Carsten Rasmussen and corporate and community partners.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Niels B. Christiansen said the group chose Việt Nam as an investment destination because of the Vietnamese government’s strong commitments to sustainable development as well as very good trade relations. international organizations of Việt Nam. In addition, the human resources needed in Việt Nam also meet the needs of LEGO.

The plant is expected to be operational by 2024, creating 4,000 jobs for locals over the next 15 years. It would also contribute to increasing the export business and socio-economic development of the province.

Võ Văn Minh, Chairman of Bình Dương People’s Committee, said, “This is LEGO’s first factory designed to be a carbon-neutral facility. In addition to the solar panels on the roof, the factory also has a solar park built on the neighboring land, meeting the total annual energy demand. The plant also uses state-of-the-art, energy-efficient production equipment. It meets the minimum level of LEED Gold – a globally recognized green building certification. The plant will have a very positive impact on the environment and ecosystem, thus contributing to the green growth strategy of Bình Dương province in particular and Việt Nam in general.

This is a clear demonstration of investor support for Việt Nam’s strong commitment to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

During his official visit to Việt Nam, Danish Crown Prince Frederik also attended the opening session of the Sustainable Energy Summit Forum between Việt Nam and Denmark and witnessed the signing of 14 memoranda of understanding. agreement between the companies of the two countries. He participated in the workshop “Sharing Danish experience and technology in building the wind industry in Việt Nam” and the workshop “Increasing energy efficiency in industry towards net zero emissions of here 2050”.

Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth also attended a trade and investment promotion event between Danish and Vietnamese offshore wind energy companies and investors in the northern port city of Hai. Phòng and visited a major industrial port in the north, where it is expected to be operated by offshore wind energy in the future. —VNS

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