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Feb. 08, 2017
Sumitomo Corporation
Thang Long Industrial Park II
Gunma Prefecture

Conclusion of Agreement between Gunma Prefecture and Sumitomo Corporation on Industrial Park in Vietnam

Incentives for Gunma-based companies moving into Thang Long Industrial Park II

Gunma Prefecture, Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura) and Thang Long Industrial Park II, developed and operated by Sumitomo Corporation in Vietnam, on February 8 concluded an agreement on introducing support for companies operating in Gunma Prefecture that newly move into Thang Long Industrial Park II in order to encourage Gunma-based companies to expand their businesses into Vietnam.
 
In February 2016 Gunma Prefecture dispatched an economic delegation headed by Governor Osawa to Vietnam, and signed a memorandum with the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment to promote economic exchange with Vietnam. In October 2016, Sumitomo Corporation created a “Hung Yen Province Japan Desk” in the Thang Long Industrial Park II as a liaison for Japanese companies considering expansion into Hung Yen Province, and it has since been supporting the expansion of Japanese companies, especially small to medium-sized enterprises, into Vietnam.
 
Gunma Prefecture and Sumitomo Corporation recently launched a new effort to provide incentives to Gunma-based companies moving into rental factories within Thang Long Industrial Park II. The current 35,000 m2 of rental plant space in Thang Long Industrial Park II, which helps expanding companies hold down initial costs will be doubled over the next few years to meet the needs of companies seeking to set up operations in Vietnam.
 
By further encouraging Gunma-based companies to expand into Vietnam, Gunma Prefecture and Sumitomo Corporation will contribute to job creation and the development of industry in Vietnam.
 

■ Reference
(Parties to the agreement)
  (1) Gunma Prefecture
  (2) Sumitomo Corporation
  (3) Thang Long Industrial Park II Corporation
(Thang Long Industrial Park II operating company 92% owned by Sumitomo Corporation)
 
(Incentives)
  Industrial park facilities targeted
Rental plants within Thang Long Industrial Park II
  Eligible companies
Corporations with headquarters or manufacturing locations in Gunma Prefecture
  Nature of incentives
    One-year exemption from management fees when moving into the industrial park
    Exemption from fees required to establish a local company in Vietnam (excluding actual expenses such as translation fees)
     
(Other agreement provisions)
  Collaboration/cooperation in holding seminars
  Collaboration/cooperation in conducting inspection missions

(Profile of Thang Long Industrial Park II)
(1) Business entity : Thang Long Industrial Park II Corporation
(2) Investment ratio : Sumitomo Corporation Group: 92%
(3) Location : Hung Yen Province, Vietnam
(33 km southeast of central Hanoi)
(4) Development area : 346+ hectares (Phase I and Phase II total)
(5) Number of tenant companies : 64 companies (of which 61 are Japaneses)
*As of December 31, 2016
(6) Date established : November 2006

(Photos)
Exterior view of rental plant
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Exterior view of Thang Long Industrial Park II
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