HCMC – Danish company LEGO today, November 3, broke ground on a US$1.3-billion plant in the southern province of Binh Duong.
The environmentally friendly facility, covering 44 hectares of land at the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, will be LEGO’s sixth plant in the world and its second in Asia, the local media reported.
The project, which is the group’s first carbon-neutral plant, will feature rooftop solar panels and a solar power farm to generate clean energy for its consumption, said LEGO CEO Niels B. Christiansen.
The plant will start producing building blocks in 2024 and is expected to create 4,000 jobs over the next 15 years.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and the Crown Prince of Denmark, Frederik, Binh Duong Chairman Vo Van Minh said that LEGO’s plant is the biggest hi-tech project in the province after a two-year hiatus due to Covid.
Binh Duong Province commits to creating the most favorable conditions for LEGO to do business in the province.