Working visit to Binh Duong by President of Republic of Singapore – Tony Tan Keng Yam

On the morning of 26th April, at the Provincial People’s Committee Office, Provincial Party Committee Secretary Mai The Trung and Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Cung received President of the Republic of Singapore -  H.E.Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife during their visit in Vietnam.
At the working session with the People's Committee of Binh Duong province, President Tony Tan Keng Yam heard reports on socio-economic development of the province in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 from leaders of the People's Committee of Binh Duong province. 
For two Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Parks in the vicinity of the province, the provincial People’s Committee has created the best conditions for enterprises to invest in these two industrial parks
Speaking at the meeting, President of the Republic of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam expressed his pleasure at the changes in Binh Duong province over the past time and was impressed by the change of Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIP) in their formation and development over the past 16 years (1996-2012). The VSIP model demonstrated successful cooperation between Singapore and Vietnam in general and between Singapore and the province of Binh Duong in particular in industrial development. He hoped that the cooperation relationship would increasingly develop in many different areas in the upcoming time.
On behalf of Binh Duong province, Provincial Party Committee Secretary Mai The Trung expressed his thanks to the Singaporean government in the previous time for creating favourable conditions for Singaporean enterprises during their businesses in Vietnam including their investments in Binh Duong province. He also hoped that there would be many cooperation projects between the two governments in general and the province of Binh Duong in particular in the near future. Moreover, Binh Duong province would create favorable conditions on policies and land funds for Singaporean enterprises to invest in the areas which are required by the province.
After the meeting at the provincial People’s Committee, President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife visited the Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Parks and Binh Duong New City. Mr. President, his wife and other members of his delegation were also received by Former State President Nguyen Minh Triet in Binh Duong New City. 
On the morning of 27th April, President Tony Tan Keng Yam was on the way home, wrapping up his official visit to our country.
Mr. Mai The Trung – Provincial Party Committee Secretary – received President of the Republic of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam
Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam visited the Vietnam -  Singapore Industrial Parks
Former State President Nguyen Minh Triet received President Tony Tan Keng Yam in Binh Duong New City.
Becamex IDC

Facilities of IJC Aroma apartment complex

Facilities of IJC Aroma apartment complex    
  • High speed Internet - ADSL.
  • Wireless telephone.
  • Cable television, IP television, mobile communications amplifier system for maintaining the communications continuity.     
  • Professional security force working 24/24.    
  • Camera system at public areas inside and outside the building.       
  • Central gas system, high-capacity emergency power system, etc.     
Some pictures of IJC Aroma apartment complex:             


Binh Duong province has currently had about 2,000 foreign - invested projects with the total capital investment of nearly USD 15bn and over 13,000 domestic enterprises under operation with the total investment of VND 95,000bn (USD 4.5bn). Countries which have had lots of enterprises investing in the province are Japan, Korea, Singapore…
For the last years, capital as well as quality of technology, services… of the foreign-invested projects in the province has been seen to have an improved trend, contributing to the hastening of the provincial industrialization and modernization process and thus leading to the development of many urban, commercial and service areas which creates a nicely modern new look for the province. With the hope that local residents will be much more benefited from increasingly convenient, modern and civilized living environment keeping up with other developed cities in the world, Becamex Industrial Investment and Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) has invested in building Binh Duong new urban center covered an area of 1,000 hectares in Binh Duong Service – Industry – Urban Complex. The project has officially been put in construction since April, 2010. After less than 2 years under construction, up to now its new look of a modern urban area with enough comfortable, convenient facilities for learning, working, entertaining… has been gradually appeared. Along with investing in complete infrastructure ranging from traffic, water, electricity, telecommunication to parks, ecological lakes, waterfalls…, one member company limited (Becamex IDC) as an investor also pays much attention to constructing universities, high schools, kindergartens, commercial and sports areas, convention and event centers…and many other facilities in order to meet the diverse demands of the first residents to the area.
The main purposes of constructing Binh Duong new urban area are to meet the provincial set target of developing a sustainable industry and to make a great contribution to further strengthening the Southern key economic zone. Binh Duong new urban area will be considered a key emphasized point with grand scale which not only meets the international criteria required for life, work, entertainment… but also is a new look of the province.
In addition, the project is regarded as a significant one, greatly contributing to the rapid urban development of the province in the renovation period, step by step promoting the province to become a centrally-governed city by 2020 and satisfying the demand and aspiration of its authority and local people. It will be an ideal destination for many investors, attracting more human, financial, material and intellectual resources for the city in the near future.
The new urban area will be a Industry – Service – Urban Complex which serves 125,000 residents and more than 4,000 labors who regularly come to work here. Moreover, it will play a vital role in planning functional areas and infrastructure in line with the international standards and vision.
With those objectives, Becamex IDC has associated with foreign investors to build up internationally standardized works besides its internal resources, among which typically is Tokyu Binh Duong Garden City.
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Tokyu Binh Duong Garden City is located in the new urban area of Binh Duong Industry – Service – Urban Complex with a goal to put the provincial commercial, service, entertainment and housing areas into development and trade. The project is designed to cover an area of 714,525m2 with the total capital investment of VND 25trillion (USD 1,200,550,000). As expected, the project will provide about 7,500 apartments, buildings, commercial, entertainment, service areas and offices. Based on experiences obtained from its achievements over the years and especially the success in developing Tokyu Tama Denen City project in Japan, Tokyu Corporation, the first Japanese one to export technologies for urban development to Viet Nam, would like to build up a modern city matched with Binh Duong’s scale as it becomes centrally- governed city in 2020.
It is known that Japan has been one of the countries with the highest direct investment in Viet Nam up to now. Moreover, apart from Japanese Government-funded projects, so far no other foreign-invested projects of Japanese enterprises have been as big as that of Tokyu Binh Duong Co. this time. Japanese enterprises have been laid special expectancy on tighter cooperation between Tokyu Corporation and Becamex IDC, considered it a new developing step in strategic partner relationship between Japan and Viet Nam in which Tokyu Corporation serves as a bridge.
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Extra information:
Tokyu Corporation is one of the top groups in Japan operating in various fields such as metro industry, urban renewal and development, transportation, supermarket retail, hotel industry and culture, education…
Becamex IDC is involved in the key areas such as securities, finance, insurance, banking, construction, trade, real estate, services, telecommunication – information technology, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education. Typically, it has achieved great successes in many areas such as infrastructure investment and development for industrial zones, new Residential and Urban areas and transportation infrastructure.
The two groups share the common feature in which both are multi-industry economic corporations investing in large-scale projects to provide stable, sustainable and convenient living environment for local people.
On February 27, 2012, the two sides officially signed a joint venture contract to become strategic partners of each other and agreed to establish the Becamex Tokyu Co., Ltd., – the investor of Tokyu Binh Duong Garden City project.
Becamex IDC

02 pagodas to be built in Binh Duong New City

Hoi An Pagoda is considered the first historical pagoda of Binh Duong Buddhism built in the future-developing city of the province. Therefore, the event of pagoda construction made all residents and Buddhist community cheerful, determined to contribute financial resources and material resources to the work completion. “Hoi An Pagoda is to be built in maintenance of the cultural and spiritual values of the Southern Pagodas, be a place for all people from all parts of the world to visit, worship and bring many meanings in the spiritual life of the residential community”, said the Venerable Thich Hue Thong- Deputy head of the Provincial Association Executive Board. Total value of the work is estimated at about VND 35 billion. As per its design, the pagoda has a total area of 4,600m2 including: the Front Hall, Main Hall, the Patriarch Hall, eastern corridor and western corridor, and two front towers.
The ceremony for the construction of Hoi An pagoda continues to take place in three days, from  February 11 to February 13, 2011 with  the programs like Security blessing Festival, Buddhist Preaching and Buddhist music.
The dignified and solemn pictures of the stone laying ceremony for the construction of Hoi An Pagoda 
Venerable Thich Thien Minh – Head of the provincial Association Executive Board is receiving the “Aquarius Gem” (Bao Binh Ngoc Thuy) awarded by Mr. Rinpoche - Tibetan Buddhism
Incense offering festival
The commencement, ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Hoi An Pagoda 
Laying the first bricks
On the same day, the Representative Board of Chinese community (TX.TDM) also held the commencement ceremony for the construction of Great Queen of Heaven Pagoda (Lady pagoda) (adjacent to Hoi An Pagoda) in Binh Duong New City. Lady Pagoda was built on an area of about 4, 000m2 with an amount of over 10 billion VND. Even in the commencement day, the Organization Board  held the Lady procession ceremony from Lady Pagoda (Phu Cuong Ward, TX.TDM) into the frame of the new pagoda and put it here until the end of full moon in January. Mr. Vuong Vinh Thang, Head of the Construction Board of Lady Pagoda in the new city said “the festival of Lady Pagoda is held annually in parallel at the two pagodas”.
The commencement, ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Pagoda 

PPC holds Vietnam Entrepreneurs Day Anniversary in Binh Duong New City

On the afternoon of October 11th, a ceremony was held by the PPC at the Lucky Square Convention - Event Center, Binh Duong New City, to celebrate Vietnam Entrepreneurs Day (13.10.2004-13.10.2013) and honor typical businesses, entrepreneurs and ranchers of Binh Duong province in 2013.
Participants of the ceremony include Member and Secretary of the Provincial Party Central Committee Mr. Mai The Trung; Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council Mr. Vu Minh Sang, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Mr. Le Thanh Cung together with PPC Vice Chairmen, agency leaders and former provincial leaders over the periods. Prior to the ceremony, participants, entrepreneurs and businesses reverently meditated on General Vo Nguyen Giap, a hero of the nation.   
By authorization of the President, Member and Secretary of the Provincial Party Central Committee Mr. Mai The Trung
awarded Labour Medals to entrepreneurs and businesses
According to the PPC, in recent time, businesses and entrepreneurs have recently made a significant contribution to the outstanding development of the province’s socio-economy. In the general context, there are still a lot of challenges, however, under the leadership and timely direction of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council and Committee in association with the efforts made to overcome difficulties, research and implement measures to stabilize and promote production and business activities of entrepreneurs and businesses, the province has made positive changes and gone on the right track in terms of its socio-economy, and achieved many positive results in all fields. Thereby, industrial production value, export turnover, domestic and foreign capital attraction of the province in the past 9 months have reached, respectively, VND 108,144 billion, over USD 9.8 billion, VND 12,131 billion and over USD 1.1 billion, etc. In addition, many businesses and entrepreneurs have also carried out community-oriented activities such as building houses of gratitude and love, donating to heart surgeries for children, health care for the poor, constructing solidarity house and aiding people suffering from natural disasters, etc.
Speaking at the ceremony, the PPC’s Chairman Mr. Le Thanh Cung highly appreciated the positive contribution of businesses and entrepreneurs in achievements made by the province in recent years. He said that domestic and foreign businesses and investors always responded positively to investment invitations of the province; trusted open investment environment and joined hands with the province for construction and development, thus achieving great achievements. He also emphasized and urged them to continue to promote the achievements made, take an initiative and be creative, overcome difficulties, comply with the applicable law, keep on investing, ensure safety and efficiency in production, contributing to fulfilling the socio-economic goals in 2013 and the upcoming years.
Vietnam Entrepreneurs Day Anniversary (13-10) left a good impression on local and foreign business and entrepreneur communities about the respect of Binh Duong authorities who always support them. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the Management Board cum General Director of Vietnam OSEVEN JSC., stated that the interest of the provincial leaders helped it make improvements. Such respect also created an important motivation for the businesses to confidently overcome difficulties, especially in recent tough period of time. In 2013, the OSEVEN would continue its production efficiency and growth of about 15%, he added.
At the ceremony, by authorization of the President, Member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Mr. Mai The Trung awarded First Class Labor Medal to Binh Duong Construction Joint Stock Corporation and General Director of Becamex IDC Mr. Nguyen Van Hung; Second Class Labor Medal to the VSIP Industrial Park Ltd., Joint Venture company and Chairman of Management Board of Binh Duong Construction JSC., Mr. Nguyen Van Tai; Third Class Labor Medal to Hoa Sen Group Joint Stock Company and Dong A Tole Joint Stock Company. These are businesses and entrepreneurs making excellent achievements in production and business activities, contributing to the cause of national construction and defense. The PPC awarded 152 entrepreneurs, businesses and ranchers who have made outstanding achievements in production and business activities, contributing to the socio-economic development of the province. 
Binh Duong Newspapers

Green Pearl Utility

Green Pearl promises to raise the standards of living for high quality, sophistication, and the functions of living space towards a new height. The city block whose utility harmonizes with nature, work and relaxing spaces together creates a climax of living standards.
Overview of the administrative center
Constructed with a modern and synchronous system of infrastructures, the system of public transportation is connected easily to adjacent provinces and cities, Green Pearl’s multifunctional facilities can meet most of the essential needs and even the most hard-to-please needs of all its residents:
Project overview
High-class shopping malls, shopping streets, modern gymnastics centers, restaurants, playgrounds and parks, ecology lakes, golf courses,... are the facilities that bring about hours of wonderful enjoyment and relaxation. They form a synchronous living, work and relaxation environment, meeting the increasing demands of modern living.
Shopping mall
Kindergartens, international schools, international hospitals,... will protect the young generations and inspire their dreams. You will be totally satisfied when your children live, learn, and grow in such a fabulous environment.
Eastern International University
Being adjacent to the Maple Tree High-tech Park, the centralized administrative center, the cultural and financial center, Industrial Parks of VSIP II, Dong Dang and Song Than 3,... open up new job opportunities and a fantastic business environment for you.
The city cultural center

Politburo Member, State President Truong Tan Sang pays a working visit to Binh Duong province

On the afternoon of 27 April 2010, Politburo Member, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang had a meeting with the Binh Duong Provincial Party Standing Committee to hear report on its socio-economic development situation in the first 10 months of 2012 with orientation in the near future and a number of solutions to remove difficulties for local businesses.
President Truong Tan Sang working with the Provincial Party Standing Committee on the afternoon 27 October 
Reporting to President Truong Tan Sang, on behalf of the Provincial Party Standing Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Cung said that despite many difficulties, in the first 10 months of 2012, there were some favorable changes in socio-economic situation, typically controlled inflation, step-by-step removal of difficulties in production and business activities, gradual reduction of inventory index and stable exchange rate, facilitating enterprises’ investment and export-import activities, especially foreign investment ones. This situation of the province continues to make positive changes, follow a right track and develop quite comprehensively in all fields. Its socio-economic growth rate continues to develop in a stable manner; the growth of the industrial, agricultural and service production as well as export turnover is relatively high compared to the same period, foreign investment attraction is increased, and the maintenance of social security and defense is ensured. Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province rises by 11.2 % year-on-year, expected to increase up to 12.5% by late 2012, and the proportion of the economy under industrial - service - agricultural structure is 61.7 %, 34.9% and 3.4 %, respectively. Per capita income is VND41.6 million/year.
State President Sang having view exchange with provincial leaders during coffee break 
On implementing solutions to remove difficulties in production and business activities, the province has promptly implemented Resolution No. 11/NQ-CP dated 10/05/2012 of the Government, organized meetings with representatives of businesses and industry associations to resolve the difficulties and obstacles to help them stabilize and overcome such difficulties; strengthened investment and trade promotion, and expansion of product comsumption markets. At the same time, it has also directed tax and customs agencies to extensively execute tax exemption, reduction and extension policies for the beneficiaries...
Chairman of the PPC Le Thanh Cung also recommended the Central government to carry out the regulation of import and export taxes such as domestic tax regulation rate of 40/60; adjust Decree No. 124/2008/ND-CP dated 11/12/2008 of the Government on detailed provision of the execution of the Corporate Income Tax Law, continue to implement preferential policies for enterprises investing in the centralized industrial parks as before, consider and continue the implementation of tax exemption, reduction and extension policies by 2013 as well as consider and support Government bond fund under the objective program of social housing, general and specialized hospitals projects in the vicinity of the province from 2013 onwards.
President Sang meets and exchanges with local enterprises on the morning 27th Oct.,
At the meeting, President Sang also heard about recommendations of a number of provincial departments and agencies, and explanations from some representatives of some central ministries and agencies on the province’s recommendations related to their industries.
Speaking at the meeting, President Sang highly praised the results achieved by Binh Duong province in recent years, especially in 2012 in the difficult situation of the global and national economy. Particularly, the province has maintained its relatively high economic growth rate; its foreign investment attraction has increased over the same period and there are many positive changes in other sectors.
President Sang also requested the province to pay much more attention to the quality of the growth and business support policies; vocational training for qualified workforce, take the initiative in consultation with some experienced countries in attracting foreign investment; find new markets for the products of local enterprises and take their legitimate recommendations into account so as to implement measures to remove difficulties to help them develop more stably and make further contribution to the development of the province.
Representatives of businesses are expressing their opinions at the meeting with President Sang 
Earlier on the same day, while meeting and working with a number of enterprises in the province, State President Sang applauded their effective contributions to the socio-economic development of the province and shared about the difficulties they are facing. At the same time, he said that in 2013, the Government will continue to curb inflation, stabilize the macro economy, focus on removing difficulties and stabilize production and business activities, etc., contributing to the successful implementation of the tasks as assigned.
Also in the morning, State President Sang worked with the provincial judicial authorities, heard reports from the Provincial Steering Committee for Judicial Reform and the judicial agencies on the state and results of the implementation of the province’s judicial reform in recent years.
Source: Binh Duong Online Newspaper

Eastern International University – International standard in human resources training

In September 2011, Eastern International University (EIU) started the first academic year at Binh Duong New City. With the aim of training according to international standards, associating with the practice and meeting the demand of the high-qualified human resources in order to serve the process of industrialization and modernization of the country, EIU has been paid much attention by the majority of parents and students. In the new academic year, EIU has many practical programs such as spending 20 billion VND on scholarship in the academic year 2011-2012, the program taking students to the U.S to study, etc. 
(picture above) From left:  Dr. Wim Wiewel - PSU President; Mr. Loi Nguyen Tan, EIU Associate President; Dr.Nguyen Van Phuc, EIU President; Dr. Michael Reardon, EIU Co-President and Dr. Gil Latz, PSU Vice Provost for International Affairs.
All the preparation work of the EIU was complete to welcome the first course freshmen. EIU has built over 10 buildings for teaching and learning with a durable and beautiful design on landscaped precinct of over 26 hectares with sufficient laboratory for mechanics, electronics, cold temperatures, CNC provided by Festo, Lucas Null of Germany and Mitshubishi (Japan). The website Portland University commented "In Vietnam, this is the first university project which has invested more than 2000 billion VND (100 million USD) with modern classrooms, administration building and dormitory including buildings constructed on a par with Singapore, America, or Europe. EIU has many differences from most public universities in Vietnam at present both in form and in content.
Besides completed and modern infrastructure, the outstanding feature of EIU is new training methods. With the desire to make students enjoy the most advanced education and combine learning and researching to invent new technologies for economic development of the country, EIU has created a joint to improve the quality of education and training for human resources. Thus, the curriculum of business administration, engineering – technology are recognized by Portland university. After completing the programs in the first two years at EIU, students can continue to study in the last two years (3 or 4 years) at Portland University if they have a favorable condition to learn.
In order to establish the faculty of Business Administration on par with similar faculty in foreign University, EIU is the first University of Vietnam implementing fully "imported" business administration program. World-class programs compiled by foreign professors in accordance with AACSB standards have been evaluated by Ministry of Education and Training. Foreign teachers have been in charge of teaching this program. It can be said that students of this faculty "study aboard" just in EIU.
The training program of Science Engineering Technology faculty was mainly compiled by domestic and foreign professors, associate professors and doctors based on the direction of application development - technology to meet regulatory requirements of accreditations from Asian University Network (AUN) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The faculty’s students can be learned and practiced on machines and the laboratories manufactured by German and Japanese that is the top of the world.
Regarding the training program of the Faculty of Nursing at EIU, the university invites Dr. Dolores M. H. Turner-American leading lecturer and expert to Vietnam to guide EIU’s teachers and doctors specialized in nursing at Burapha University (Thailand). The program has been recognized, appraised, and issued the license of training since 2011 by the Ministries of Health, Education and Training.
Foreign language is a dominant factor. EIU Foreign Language Center was established according to the IETLS of the British Council, University of Cambridge and IDP organization.100% management staff and lecturers of the center are foreigners. The center is in charge of teaching English for the students of the faculty of business administration, who are qualified enough to study professional program entirely in English. Students of other specialties are also trained at this center to ensure that they can work in English-spoken, international and multi-cultural environment right after graduation.
With good preparation in facilities, human resources as well as equipments, EIU is the suitable university in the key economic area, giving students more choices with the most advanced education, combining theoretical training with practice, helping students confidently enter the independent life and take opportunities of "international overseas study" in Vietnam thanks to modern and desirable learning environment.
TRONG MINH - Binh Duong Online Newspaper

Signs to implement IJC@VSIP commercial urban area

On September 28th, Tac Dat Tac Vang Corporation organized a signing ceremony of implementing IJC@VSIP commercial urban area at Lucky Square Conference – Event Center, Binh Duong New City.
IJC@VSIP is the project invested by Becamex IJC in collaboration with VSIP with the purpose of turning 128 hectares of favorable land at the center of Binh Duong New City into a Singapore standard commercial and service urban area, meeting the housing demand of over 4,000 experts, 10,000 office staff and 39,000 laborers who are living and working in VSOP II nearby. IJC@VSIP is specially designed for commerce in the Singaporean style with 02 street frontages, which are convenient not only for housing but also for business. IJC@VSIP also provides outstanding utility services serving modern life, such as centralized administrative centre, financial centre, hospitals, superior commercial center, schools, bus stops, weekend amusement and recreation areas with Twin Doves 27-hole golf course, central ecological lake, etc. Not only can residents in IJS@VSIP have an irresistible business opportunity but also enjoy a Singapore-style modern, convenient and close-to-green-nature life.
Model of IJC@VSIP commercial urban area project
Recently, the project has welcomed over 2,000 visits of customers. Over 80% of products were booked by the customers only on the first day of the investors’ project visit. Opening sales of the 1st Stage are 200 lots at the most favorable location with 02 street frontages of 150-300 m2, selling price is from VND 3.1 million /m2.
Besides, the Employer also offers many great preferential policies for customers when signing agreements. Especially, the first 50 customers will immediately receive a travel to Singapore to visit and learn about Singapore’s real estate market. Customers can also have opportunity to attend the program entitled “Exploring Binh Duong New City, receiving gifts and winning SH immediately”. The special prize is 01 Honda SH motorcycle, 01 first prize is 01 Wave motorcycle, 02 second prizes – each prize is one 32-inch LCD television, 03 third prizes – each prize is 01 microwave, together with hundreds of other value gifts.
 Binh Duong Newspapers

Video Binh Duong New City


According to a future-oriented planning, Binh Duong will be upgraded to become one of the centrally-controlled municipalities in Vietnam by 2020. Therefore, to ensure development in accordance with the approved master plan, a Binh Duong New City of 1,000 ha in the complex is built to become a modern, civilized center district of Binh Duong in the future.

This locality has been chosen to be a political and administrative center of Binh Duong by Provincial Party Committee, People's Committees and People's Council with a high level of consensus. In order to complete the detailed planning of 1/500 scale with respect to modern style for this Binh Duong New City, Becamex IDC has invited the Institute of design and architect consulting from National University of Singapore (NUS) to implement this plan.

On June 2009, Binh Duong People's Committee approved the detailed construction plan of 1/500 scale by Decision No. 2273/QĐ-UBND. On July 2009, Becamex received a certificate of land use right for a project kick-off based on the decision no. 2717/QD-UBND.