Opportunities are lying ahead for Hai Phong, a city 100km away to the North – East of Hanoi, as the city anticipates new investment into manufacturing sector at the dawn of large trade agreements taking effect, such as the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership. With population of two million, the 3rd largest in Vietnam, Hai Phong possesses favorable conditions including portal access, quickly improved infrastructure, proximity to end markets, and demographics, to become a Vietnam’s and regional next major portal and logistics hub.

This report shall look at current and upcoming conditions of Hai Phong and compare to regional cities, to explain why the city is set to experience strong economic growth moving forward, especially in manufacturing and logistics sector.