In a push to accelerate sustainable development, Vietnam has embarked on a transformative journey to elevate its industrial parks (IPs) into eco-friendly hubs. Spearheaded by the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Program (GEIPP), supported by Switzerland, this initiative aims to convert industrial parks across several cities into eco-industrial parks. Funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) from 2020 to 2023, the program seeks to integrate environmental, economic, and social considerations into industrial development.

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Photo: Aerial view on AMATA City Bien Hoa entrance, along the highway No. 1 connecting Dong Nai province with Ho Chih Minh. The industrial park was established end of 1994.Β 

AMATA City Bien Hoa, among three industrial parks selected as models for the country, has played a pivotal role in this initiative. Over the past three years, the industrial park has undergone rigorous studies and executed comprehensive strategies to meet international standards of sustainability. This dedication has led to remarkable progress, with AMATA City Bien Hoa achieving an impressive 86% compliance rate with eco-IP standards by January 2024, a significant leap from its initial 41% baseline.

Β The recognition bestowed upon AMATA underscores its leadership and commitment to driving sustainable development. Evaluated by the board of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, UNIDO, and project experts, AMATA’s achievements highlight its pivotal role in advancing Vietnam’s industrial landscape towards sustainability.

Photo: Delegation of Eco-Industrial Parks visits and works at Amata City Bien Hoa – Amata Bien Hoa Industrial Park, Dong Nai province

On April 13, 2024, AMATA City Bien Hoa had the honor of hosting distinguished guests, including representatives from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Dong Nai Industrial Zone Authorities, UNIDO, SECO, and leaders of participating industrial parks. This event provided an opportunity for knowledge sharing and best practices exchange, further enhancing collaboration in sustainable industrial development.

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Photos above: At the Project Closing Workshop, project partners and participants, including project team leaders, were honored with certificates.

Additionally, AMATA’s exemplary performance was recognized through the commendation of its project team leaders for their outstanding contributions to the success of the Eco-IP project. Furthermore, AMATA City Bien Hoa celebrated the achievements of its valued customers, including Fleming, Shiseido, Saitex, Brother, and Toshiba, who have demonstrated a shared commitment to sustainability.

Together, AMATA and its esteemed partners have set a new standard for eco-friendly industrial practices, serving as role models for sustainable development not only in Vietnam but also beyond its borders.