| Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Danish Prince Crown Frederik attend the groundbreaking ceremony of LEGO Vietnam in Binh Duong province. (VGP)
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Danish Prince Crown Frederik.
The factory covers an area of 44 ha in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park III, making it the sixth of its kind in the world and second in Asia.
LEGO CEO Niels B. Christiansen said it is the first factory designed as a neutral carbon facility. Apart from solar panels on the roof, the factory will also have a nearby solar power farm to meet annual energy demand and use energy-saving equipment to reach minimum standards of LEED Gold, a green building certification program used worldwide.
Once completed in 2024, the factory is expected to generate 4,000 jobs, contributing to Binh Duong’s economic development in the coming years.