Indo-Pacific Analysis Briefs 2022

The Perth USAsia Centre’s Indo-Pacific Analysis Briefs seek to provide perceptive and contemporary insights from across the region. The series features leading analysts from Asia, Australia and the US to deliver upto-the-minute assessments on issues of national and regional importance. This series will shine a light on the issues that remain critically important to Australia and the Indo-Pacific at a time when global events may otherwise dominate the news cycle.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (BRVT) is one of Vietnam’s top four destinations for foreign investment thanks to its unique combination of advantages in tourism, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing, power generation and connectivity infrastructure such as its seaport. In recent years, the development of infrastructure supporting international connectivity in BRVT and surrounding areas, such as the international deep seaport, international airport, and a petrochemical complex promise new opportunities for investors, especially in manufacturing.

Highlights from the briefs include:

  • Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (BRVT) successful history of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing thanks to its geographic advantages and high-quality infrastructure.
  • Recently completed and forthcoming infrastructure projects are not only strengthening the existing advantages but also positioning BRVT to be the logistics centre of Vietnam and the region.
  • BRVT offers unparalleled advantages for Australian companies seeking to diversify and strengthen their value chains with an endowment of natural resources, a skilled workforce, strong environmental regulations, and a pro-investment provincial government.

This analysis briefs is written by Ho Thai Binh, Indo-Pacific Fellow, PerthUSAsia Centre. Binh is a social entrepreneur working in public health in Vietnam. Having worked for the Vietnamese government and founder of different organizations, Binh has years of experience in the field of manufacturing and supporting foreign businesses. He continues to be an active member of various international associations and fellowship programs to promote friendship and cooperation opportunities across countries.


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Ho Thai Binh
Indo-Pacific Fellow, PerthUSAsia Centre