Quang Ngai, December 2, 2022 – Sembcorp Industries (“Sembcorp”) broke ground today its latest logistics property, Sembcorp Logistics Park Quang Ngai, the first modern ready-built warehouse in Central Vietnam.
The groundbreaking ceremony was well attended by local and international industry leaders, market experts, and government representatives headed by Mr Ha Hoang Viet Phuong, Chairman of Dung Quat Economic Zone and Quang Ngai Industrial Parks Authority.
Local and International industry leaders attended Sembcorp’s groundbreaking ceremony of its first modern ready-built warehouse in Central Vietnam. (From left to right) Mr. Charles Chong, Country Head, Sembcorp Development Vietnam; Mr.Yasuyuki Mizuno, Director, Sembcorp Infra Services; Mr. Tadahide Kameyama, President, CRE Japan; Mr. Tang Tat Kwang, Deputy CEO, Sembcorp Development; Mr. Ha Hoang Viet Phuong, Chairman, Dung Quat Economic Zone and Quang Ngai Industrial Parks Authority; Ms. Huynh Thi Thuy Trinh, Deputy General Director, VSIP Quang Ngai; Mr. Tamotsu Nasu, Director, Sembcorp Infra Services; Mr. Lawrence Yip, Chief Marketing Officer, Sembcorp Development; Mr. Edwin Chee, General Director, Sembcorp Infra Services Quang Ngai.
“Vietnam has grown exponentially through the years and will continue to be an important manufacturing base in Asia. With the foreseen growth in businesses and investments, combined with the government’s improved infrastructure plans, Central Vietnam is poised to be the next area of development” said Mr. Charles Chong, Country Head of Sembcorp Development in Vietnam.
“Sembcorp strives to expand its industrial portfolio across Vietnam with a clear vision to provide manufacturers with quality logistics properties in strategic locations. 2022 marks our latest milestone as we develop our new modern ready-built warehouses in Quang Ngai, our third in the country and first in the central region” Mr. Chong added.
Partnering with Sembcorp in this momentous project are Hankyu Hanshin Properties (HHP), a real estate developer of commercial facilities and residential properties with assets mainly located along railway lines in the western side of Japan, and CRE Asia, one of Japan’s largest management companies specialising in real estate properties for logistics operations.
Located within the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park in Quang Ngai province (VSIP Quang Ngai), Sembcorp Logistics Park Quang Ngai will be operated by Sembcorp Infra Services Quang Ngai, leveraging the sector expertise of its founders Sembcorp, HHP and CRE Asia to deliver highly functional and sustainable warehouses to manufacturers. The warehouses offer a wide range of modern features including automatic fire protection systems, loading dock platforms with elevated workspaces, high floor loading, high ceiling height, 24/7 general security and on-site facilities management.
The warehouses aim to be environmentally friendly, to be built to Lotus standard from Vietnam’s Green Building Council. Energy and water saving features will be included, as well as rainwater harvesting system, low embodied carbon materials such as green concrete and unbaked bricks, paint with low volatile organic compound (VOC) content and heat reflective roof.
Sembcorp Logistics Park Quang Ngai showcases three blocks of single-storey warehouses with a total land area of six hectares and gross floor area of 35,500 square metres. Construction is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2023. Goods can be readily transported to nearby logistics hubs such as seaports (Chu Lai and Dung Quat), airports (Chu Lai and Da Nang) and Da Nang-Quang Ngai expressway.
Two memoranda of understanding (MOU) were also signed today with Vietnam-Singapore Smart Energy Solutions (VSSES) and Headway JSC. VSSES seeks to deliver economic and environmental benefits to customers through the provision of rooftop solar solutions. VSSES is also a subsidiary company of Sembcorp Industries, established to build and operate solar energy infrastructure to support Sembcorp’s industrial properties. Local Vietnamese logistics service provider Headway JSC will take up warehousing space for supply chain services to its customers located in VSIP Quang Ngai.
Sembcorp inks a MOU with VSSES and Headway JSC. Representatives were Mr. Edwin Chee, General Director, Sembcorp Infra Services Quang Ngai, Mr. Leong Wei Lik, General Director, VSSES JSC, and Mr. Felix Nguyen, Managing Director, Headway JSC.
Since Sembcorp started VSIP in 1996, it has made significant progress over the past 26 years by growing and diversifying its industrial property portfolio across Vietnam. With VSIP, it pioneered the integrated township and industrial park concept and early this year Sembcorp launched the new smart and sustainable VSIP. Sembcorp has completed ready-built warehouses in Hai Phong City and Hai Duong province.