Binh Duong Province in Vietnam



Vietnam: More Protential for Business and Investment from Thailand

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Conference on Trade and Investment in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province jointly sponsored a conference on September 22, 2009 to collectively better publicize opportunities for U.S. business in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

Vietnam Deputy PM Launches New University Project - Eastern International University in Binh Duong Province

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan broke ground for Mien Dong (Eastern) International University (EIU) in the southern province of Binh Duong on August 14, 2009, reported Vietnam News Agency.  Located on a 26ha area in the Binh Duong New Township, EIU, the US$95 million university, aims to meet the demand for a skilled labour force for more than 10,000 enterprises in the province.

new city

New City Taking Shape in South of Vietnam - 2009 Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand

From July 25-30, 2009 a senior delegation from Binh Duong province visited Bangkok, Thailand for the second time in less than a year to follow-up briefing Thailand businesses and investors on the new city and on the opportunities for Thai companies, banks, funds and real estate developers and service companies in the new province.  The centerpiece of this visit was a seminar hosted at the Landmark Hotel on Tuesday, July 28, which attracted over 275 participants to learn more about this opportunity. 

new city
Bangkok Post news: Published: 08/01/2009, Asia Focus section

A CHANCE TO BUILD A CITY - Vietnam seeks qualified and serious investors to help create Binh Duong New City,
 which will be home to one million people in 10-15 years

Chris Runckel, the chairman of the US-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and also the President of Runckel & Associates, says the cost competitiveness of Vietnamese operations was far greater than that offered by China or other destinations.

"Vietnam 10 years ago was a very hard sell, but today it is relatively very easy," he said, adding that the young population base and the diligent workforce made the country among the top choices...


Visit Becamex's website for more information on Binh Duong Province and its new township

Bangkok Post news: Published: 07/18/2009, Asia Focus section

VIETNAM'S RISING STAR: Binh Duong province offers the advantage of proximity to Ho Chi Minh City but lower costs 

As increasing pressure from the economic downturn has prompted Thai businesses to seek opportunities abroad, locations such as Vietnam offer the advantage of low-cost resources and labour as well as access to wider markets. Because conditions have changed significantly in the past year, investors are curious about what locations in Vietnam have the best potential, what types of business are suitable and what costs are involved.

2008 seminar
2008 - Business Beyond Thai Borders: Opportunities in Vietnam
Embassy, Bank and Chamber of Commerce join force to guide Thai businesses - where, when and how to do business

The Embassy of Vietnam, representatives of Binh Duong Province (25 km. from Ho Chi Minh City), the US-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, with support from Bangkok Bank and Vina Kraft (part of Siam Cement) join force and update over 240 Thai businesses on Vietnam’s latest market developments and emerging investment opportunities. The Seminar entitled "Business Opportunities in Vietnam" was held on October 29, 2008, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.  The seminar was presided over by the Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand.

Bangkok Post news: Published: 11/1/2008, Asia Focus section

Potential in Challenging Times

Vietnam, which allows 100% foreign ownership of companies, has seen its gross domestic product (GDP) grow by more than 7% over the past few years. Its stable government, investor-friendly policies and highly attractive incentives were cited as the key reasons why investors continued to favour the country.
As well, the quality of products made by Vietnamese workers is considered to be among the highest in the region, in the view of major manufacturers such as Nike, said Christopher Runckel, the chairman of the US-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and president of Runckel & Associates, a consulting firm.

seminar in Hong Kong

Vietnam Hosts Large Seminar in Hong Kong
on Business Opportunities in Vietnam

The Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Binh Duong Province in Vietnam, Becamex IDC Corporation and the U.S. Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (UVCC) jointly hosted a well-attended and very successful seminar in the Pacific Place Conference Center in Central Hong Kong.  The Seminar was supported by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HK TDC) who managed invitations and logistics for the event.


portland, oregon

 Binh Duong Province Delegation
Attracts Much Interest and Plans for Investment
- Visit to USA

Patent registration was secured first with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is being followed by patent applications in another seven countries – specifically Australia, France, China, Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. The registration marked the first time Thai researchers had received patent protection for genetic material and showed that Thailand’s capacity in biotechnology was now world class.


oregonian news

The Oregonian Newspaper - RICHARD READ, 11/07/2006

Global trade - A delegation visits Portland just as the nation is to join the World Trade Organization

Tran Van Lieu, who heads the Binh Duong Industrial Park Authority, outlined two modern commercial zones just north of Ho Chi Minh City, one with housing, shopping and other amenities. Vo Son Dien, Becamex IDC Corp. advisory and marketing director, said his company could enter partnerships with foreign investors. Runckel, the chamber chairman and a former U.S. diplomat who works as an international consultant, equated Binh Duong province to Shanghai. Both economic hubs have produced national political leaders.



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