Workshop talks opportunities to develop logistics services in Hai Phong hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Binh speaks at the workshop.(Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA)
– Opportunities to develop logistics services in the northern port city of Hai Phong were discussed at a workshop held in the city on October 25.

Organised by the Deep C Hai Phong Industrial Zones as part of activities during the Vietnam-Belgium cultural and economic exchange festival from October 25 to 27, the event drew the participation of major businesses from Belgium, which boast strengths in green development, urban land use, smart city building, and flood control.

They shared ways to use renewable energy in the logistics system, minimise logistics costs and turn Hai Phong into a logistics hub of Vietnam.

Speaking at the workshop, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Binh said over the past years, Vietnam and Hai Phong in particular have always attached importance to developing infrastructure, including logistics facilities.

In the future, Vietnam plans to build Hai Phong into a civilised and developed city and a modern logistics centre of the country and the region, he said, stressing that Hai Phong always welcomes investors.

Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Paul Jansen affirmed that the Deep C Industrial Zones of Belgium has created over 10,000 jobs in Hai Phong. With a total investment of 570 million USD, the complex has made great contributions to the city’s socio-economic development, thus tightening the close relations between Vietnam and Belgium.

Stephen Wyatt, a representative of Jones Lang Lasalle Inc., Hai Phong has many advantages in transport infrastructure, including an international airport, a deep water port that is capable of accommodating large ships, and a convenient road network. These are important factors for developing logistics.

Hai Phong has become an ideal destination for domestic and foreign investors, always in the top five Vietnamese cities and provinces in FDI attraction, he said./.