Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Government Officer, UOB, receiving a certificates of benefit from Mr Do Nhat Hoang, Director Common, International Funding Company, Vietnam, within the presence of Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President of Vietnam
UOB obtained a certificates of benefit from Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Funding (MPI) at a gathering with President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and senior officers on Saturday. The award was introduced by MPI to UOB in recognition of the Financial institution’s continued efforts in facilitating overseas direct funding (FDI) flows into Vietnam and supporting corporations working within the nation. UOB is the primary Singapore financial institution to obtain the award.
UOB has helped greater than 200 corporations from nations together with Singapore, Malaysia and China to put money into Vietnam since signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s International Funding Company in April 20151. These corporations, from sectors comparable to client items, industrials in addition to development and infrastructure, have projected that they’d make investments greater than S$4.6 billion and create greater than 20,000 jobs in Vietnam.
The Financial institution can also be set to facilitate a pipeline of S$3.3 billion potential investments from corporations in sectors comparable to manufacturing, expertise, and client items within the subsequent three years. These investments are anticipated to create one other 13,000 jobs in Vietnam.
Regionally, Vietnam continues to be a horny vacation spot for FDI pushed by corporations’ want to diversify their provide chains in addition to to place themselves for a post-pandemic restoration. In 2021, overseas corporations’ commitments rose 9.2 per cent to US$31.2 billion, with the investments primarily in sectors comparable to manufacturing and processing in addition to energy plant and energy technology. All the highest traders are from Asia, specifically Singapore (34.4 per cent), South Korea (15.9 per cent) and Japan (12.5 per cent)2.
A spokesman from Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Funding stated, “Vietnam continues to be an essential hyperlink within the world provide chain. Our economic system is about for a sturdy restoration this 12 months as we roll again on restrictions and welcome worldwide traders and guests. We’re dedicated to simplifying processes and procedures to hurry up the investments in giant and prime quality initiatives from overseas traders.
“We extremely respect monetary establishments comparable to UOB that assist to convey overseas traders to Vietnam.”
Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and CEO, UOB, stated, “UOB has been serving to corporations open doorways to new alternatives in Vietnam since 1993. Lately, Vietnam has gained prominence as an funding vacation spot and it is usually attracting extra curiosity from overseas traders. UOB is dedicated to proceed investing in Vietnam and increasing our capabilities, together with our FDI Advisory providers, to help corporations’ development and to contribute to the native economic system. Vietnam is among the key beneficiaries of the Regional Complete Financial Partnership commerce settlement. The commerce pact will drive extra overseas investments to Vietnam and the area, and our intensive community in ASEAN will go a great distance in connecting world corporations to this fast-growing area on this planet.”
UOB is the primary Singapore financial institution to determine a foreign-owned subsidiary in Vietnam in 2018. As we speak, UOB Vietnam has three workplaces, two in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and one in Hanoi, and in addition gives web and cellular banking providers. It additionally has a devoted FDI Advisory Unit that was arrange in 2013 to supply help for regional shoppers investing into the nation. In 2021, the Financial institution injected VND2 trillion contemporary capital into UOB Vietnam to hurry up efforts to construct up its digital capabilities to supply extra digital options to retail and company clients. The extra funding may even broaden UOB Vietnam’s capabilities to develop its sustainable financing, in addition to offshore and commerce financing choices.
Mr Harry Loh, Chief Government Officer, UOB Vietnam, stated, “UOB Vietnam has been steadily rolling out new initiatives, programmes and options up to now 12 months to help our shoppers’ wants. As Vietnam reopens its borders and worldwide journey begins to renew, we’re assured that corporations will be capable of experience on its post-pandemic restoration to grab new alternatives out there.”
1Please check with UOB information launch : “UOB and Vietnam’s International Funding Company signal MOU to spice up commerce between Vietnam and Southeast Asia”, 19 April 2015.
2Supply: Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Funding, https://www.mpi.gov.vn/en/Pages/tinbai.aspx?idTin=52660&idcm=122