SK Group to chip in US$30 mln for tech innovation center in Hanoi
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SK Group to chip in US$30 mln for tech innovation center in Hanoi
  • Cho Kyung-hee
  • 승인 2019.06.09 14:35
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SK Group, South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, said Sunday it will provide US$30 million to support the building of Vietnam's tech innovation center.

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won reached a funding agreement with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his three-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation last week, according to the group.

Vietnam's National Innovation Center (NIC), which will be located at an industrial complex in Hanoi, will host some 40 major tech firms and 150 startups. It is expected to be completed next year, according to SK.

This photo provided by SK Group shows SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won (3rd from L) and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (4th from L) with other officials at Vietnam's prime minister's office in Hanoi on June 5, 2019.

The energy-to-telecom conglomerate has been strengthening its presence in Vietnam in recent years.

Last month, SK Group announced it will buy a 6.1 percent stake in Vingroup, Vietnam's leading conglomerate, for $1 billion. Last year, SK Group bought a 9.5 percent stake in Masan Group Corp., Vietnam's second-largest privately run conglomerate, for $470 million.

In August 2018, its five affiliates, including SK Holdings Co. and SK Innovation Co., established a joint entity named SK South East Asia Investment Pte. Ltd. in Vietnam to launch promising opportunities in the burgeoning Southeast Asian market. (Yonhap)


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