Construction of the Tien Son Industrial Zone

Ha Noi, Dec. 17 (VNA) -- Work on the construction of the Tien Son Industrial Zone in northern Bac Ninh province started today, Dec. 17.

Infrastructure construction of the 134 hectare project will cost VND 267.5 billion (about USD 18.6 million). The zone will have 4 areas specializing in producing traditional handicrafts, textile and garment; electronics assessories; construction material; and processed farm produce.

To date, licences have been granted to seven domestic and foreign businesses with combined investment of VND 602 billion (about USD 47 million).

Also today ground was broken for construction of a granite-tile mill in the zone. The mill will be equiped with production lines imported from Italy and be capable of turning out 6 million s.q. metres a year from 2002.--VNA