[VN] 20 years on, Dinh Vu IZ is still an economic engine
March 14, 2017
In 1994, Filip Martens visited Vietnam with a mission to find new business opportunities for port-related industrial development. He travelled throughout Vietnam and China to a number of cities and provinces from north to south.
Martens then met with the American Insurance Group (AIG) team in Hanoi, who had signed an memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese government to transform a peninsula called Dinh Vu in the northern city of Haiphong into an industrial hub. AIG invited Martens to join the project, and when he accepted, he became general director of Dinh Vu Industrial Zone (DVIZ).
With years of experience, Martens and the Belgian company Rent-A-Port saw massive potential in this region for industrial development based on an industrial hub with access to a deep seaport. The project team planned to transform this peninsula into a 1,000 hectare modern economic zone.
This was 20 years ago, and when the DVIZ team first initiated the concept of the industrial zone, very few people had faith in them.
Source : http://www.vir.com.vn/20-years-on-dinh-vu-iz-is-still-an-economic-engine.html