Nokia to establish a new manufacturing site in Vietnam
Nokia's ambition is to connect the “next billion” people to the Internet. As a major step towards achieving this goal, Nokia has plans to establish a new manufacturing site near Hanoi in northern Vietnam.
In an official ceremony held on April 23, 2012, Nokia kicked-off the development of the facility. The event featured Secretary of the Central Party Committee, Vice President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Madam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Quan; Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam, Kimmo Lähdevirta; and high ranking officials from Central authorities and Bac Ninh province amongst more than 200 others. Located in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Bac Ninh province, the Nokia Vietnam manufacturing facility is being developed on an area of 17 hectares. Nokia expects to start the operations of this factory in early 2013.