|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and other officials cut the ribbon to inaugurate the VinFast automobile manufacturing factory on June 14. (Photo: VNA)
This factory is the most important part of the VinFast automobile and e-scooter production complex, whose construction began on September 2, 2017.
Covering more than 500,000sq.m. of the complex’s 335ha area, the plant is designed to manufacture 250,000 cars each year in the first phase, which will be raised to 500,000 in the second phase.
Workshops of the plant are connected uninterruptedly and highly automated. It is now the only factory in Vietnam able to perform the core automobile production steps, including producing the main parts of a car like chassis and engine.
Notably, VinFast set a record in the global auto industry when this factory was built in only 21 months.
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Addressing the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly valued efforts by the factory’s leaders and workers, noting that the record construction speed shows their great aspiration and enthusiasm to create a miracle in the auto industry of Vietnam and the world.
This result has not only proved that the Vietnamese people can do what the world can but also contributed to national socio-economic achievements, he said.
The PM asked VinFast to actively cooperate with other Vietnamese carmakers to together gain a firm foothold in the domestic market and soon enter regional and global markets. He also told it to guide the development of the country’s supporting industries.
At the event, Vice Chairman and Director General of Vingroup Nguyen Viet Quang said during the 21-month factory construction, VinFast also completed and debuted one e-scooter and three automobile models. The Fadil will be delivered from June 17 while the first Lux A2.0 and Lux SA2.0 cars will be handed over to customers in late July.
Meanwhile, 12 other car and e-scooter models are being designed and will make debut this year and 2020.
Earlier, VinFast inaugurated an e-scooter manufacturing factory and developed three car models within only 12 months. Aside from the shortest project progress, it also received 10,000 orders one year prior to the first delivery.
VinFast has set completely new records in the world’s auto industry, Quang added.