The groundbreaking ceremony of Becamex VSIP Bình Định industrial, urban and service zone was held Sunday in the southern province of Bình Định. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kha

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Becamex VSIP Bình Định industrial, urban and service zone on Sunday in the southern province of Bình Định.

The project, worth some VNĐ3.3 trillion (US$142.1 million), is being developed and operated by Becamex Bình Định JSC, covering ​​1,425 hectares in Nhơn Hội economic zone in the province’s Quy Nhơn City.

Becamex VSIP Bình Định industrial zone is expected to attract about $2 billion after going into operation and to create jobs for 120,000-150,000 local workers and those in neighbouring areas, contributing to improving Bình Định’s economic competitiveness and social infrastructure.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Bình said the Becamex VSIP Bình Định industrial zone project was a key infrastructure projects in Bình Định, promoting the development of industries and services.

Provincial leaders must co-ordinate with investors to build good-quality construction works, paying attention to attracting prestigious investors with high-tech and high added value projects, he said.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, an inauguration ceremony of the route from Nhơn Hội economic zone to Phù Cát Airport in the province was also held.

The road route project has a total length of 20km and total investment of VNĐ1.83 trillion ($78.8 million). — VNS