List of Prioritized Business Lines and Areas in Vietnam

Under the Vietnam Investment Law 2020 and Decree No. 31/2021/ND-CP, below is the List of business lines and areas prioritized for investment in Vietnam ('List of Prioritized Business Lines and Areas in Vietnam', or 'Vietnam Prioritized Business Lines' for short).


I. High Technologies, Information Technology, Supporting Industries

1. Application of high technologies on the list of high technologies prioritized for development under decisions of the Prime Minister.
2. Manufacture of products on the list of hi-tech products encouraged for development under decisions of the Prime Minister.
3. Manufacture of products on the list of SUPPORTING industry products prioritized for development under regulations of the Government on development of supporting industries.
4. Incubation of high technology, incubation of hi-tech enterprises; venture capital investment in development of high technology; application, research and development of high technology; manufacture of biotechnology products; training hi-tech manpower; provision of hi-tech services.
5. Production of software products, digital products, key IT products, software services under information technology laws; production of network security products and provision of network security services under cyber security laws; production of products derived from technological advances under science and technology laws.
6. Production of renewable energy, clean energy, waste-to-energy processes.
7. Production of composite materials, light building materials, rare and valuable materials.
8. Manufacture of products on the list of key mechanical products under decisions of the Prime Minister.

II. Agriculture

1. Planting, cultivation, protection and development of forests; development of production forests in empty lands and hills; planting big timber forests and conversion of small timber forests into big timber forests; development of non-timber forest products, restoration of natural forests.
2. Cultivation, treatment, preservation of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture products, processing of non-timber forest products.
3. Production, propagation and crossbreeding of plants, domestic animals, aquatic breeds, development of hi-tech plants for forestry.
4. Salt production, harvesting and refining.
5. Offshore fishing using advanced equipment and methods; fishing logistics services; construction of fishing vessel building facilities and building fishing vessels.
6. Marine rescue services.
7. Research, manufacture of biotechnology food products.
8. Manufacture of sawmill products; manufacture of artificial planks, including: plywood, joinery planks, MDF.

III. Environmental Protection, Infrastructure Instructions

1. Concentrated collection, treatment, recycling, reuse of wastes.
2. Construction, operation of infrastructure in industrial zones, export processing zones, hi-tech zones, dedicated areas in economic zones.
3. Investment in development of water plants, power plants, water supply and drainage systems; bridges, roads, infrastructure, railway industry and transport; airports, seaports, inland ports; aerodromes, terminals and other especially important infrastructural works decided by the Prime Minister.
4. Development of public transportation in urban areas.
5. Investment in construction, management and operation of markets in rural areas.
6. Investment in development, operation and management of infrastructural works of industrial complexes.

IV. Culture, Society, Sports, Health

1. Construction of social housing and relocation housing.
2. Investment in epidemic control facilities
3. Research into preparation technology, biotechnology for production of new medicines, new veterinary medicines, vaccines, veterinary biologics.
4. Production of medicinal ingredients, major medicines, essential medicines, medicines for prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, biologics, herbal medicines, oriental medicines; medicines facing patent expiration; application of advanced technologies and biotechnology to manufacture of medicines for human use following international GMP standards; manufacture of primary packaging of medicines.
5. Investment in methadone production facilities.
6. Investment in high-performance sport training facilities and sport training facilities for people with disabilities; construction of sports facilities with equipment suitable for international competition; sport facilities for professional training and competition.
7. Investment in geriatrics centers, psychiatry centers, centers for treatment of patients infected with Agent Orange; care centers for elderly people, people with disability, orphans, homeless children.
8. Investment in treatment – education - social labor centers; smoking cessation centers; HIV/AIDS treatment centers; public and private drug rehabilitation centers; district-level drug addiction treatment consulting centers.
9. Investment in national museums, ethnic culture houses; ethnic art performance troupes; theaters, film studios, film production facilities; fine art – photography exhibition centers; manufacture and repair of traditional musical instruments; maintenance, preservation of ethnic culture museums and art schools; facilities and villages for introduction and development of traditional trades; investment in traditional art performance; investment in Vietnam National Library, public libraries of provinces and important libraries.
10. Investment in facilities for protection of sex workers from gender-based violence in communities.


I. Science and Technology, Electronics, Mechanics, Material Production, Information Technology

1. Investment in research and development.
2. Manufacture of steel billets from iron ore, high-grade steel, alloys.
3. Manufacture of coke, activated carbon.
4. Manufacture of energy-saving products.
5. Manufacture of oil, pharmaceutical chemistry, base chemicals and rubber.
6. Manufacture of products with added value of at least 30% (according to instructions of the Ministry of Planning and Investment).
7. Manufacture of motor vehicles and parts thereof; shipbuilding.
8. Manufacture of electronic components and parts not listed in Part A of this Appendix.
9. Manufacture of power tools, equipment, parts, machines serving agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, salt production, food processing machines, irrigation equipment not listed in Part A of this Appendix.
10. Manufacture of asbestos substitute materials.
11. Manufacture of light unburnt building materials (mass density smaller than 1000 kg/m3).
12. Investment in power generation from exhaust gas of building material factories for in order to save energy and protect the environment.
13. Manufacture of artificial ground sand as substitute for natural sand.
14. Investment in treatment, use of refuse from thermal power plants, chemical fertilizer factories and metallurgical plants as building materials.
15. Investment in treatment and use of domestic wastes as fuel for manufacture of building materials.
16. Investment in manufacture of equipment and spare parts in production of cement, glass, tiles, refractory materials; investment in manufacture of building materials as substitutes for building materials manufactured with obsolete technology.
17. Manufacture of environment-friendly vehicles.
18. Manufacture of diesel-powered locomotives; cargo carriages with payload capacity of at least 30 tonnes; high-grade passenger carriages capable of 100 km/hour speed; parts of railroad locomotives and carriages.
19. Manufacture and processing of minerals for use as building materials.
20. Manufacture and sale of products obtained from research findings of science and technology enterprises.

II. Agriculture

1. Cultivation, harvesting and processing of herbs; protection, reservation of genetic resources and rare, valuable indigenous herbs.
2. Manufacture, processing of animal feeds and aquatic fees.
3. Technological services relevant to seed farming, breeding, aquaculture, protection of plants and domestic animals.
4. Construction, renovation, upgrade of slaughterhouses; industrial preservation, processing of poultry and cattle, wholesale markets, domestic animal and husbandry product auction centers.
5. Construction, development of concentrated material areas serving processing industry.
6. Harvesting marine life.
7. Investment in manufacture of biological crop protection chemicals, manufacture of organic fertilizers; scientific research and transfer of technology for development of organic fertilizers.
8. Cultivation, processing of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture products in the form of product chain; Cultivation, processing of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture products in the form of organic agriculture.
9. Manufacture of handicrafts, products made of bamboo, rattan, ceramics, glass, textile and garment, threads, woven and sewn products.
10. Scientific research and development of agricultural technology.
11. Maintaining domestic animal breeds, preservation of genetic resources of rare, valuable and indigenous domestic animals.

III. Environmental Protection, Infrastructure Instructions

1. Construction, development of industrial complex infrastructure.
2. Construction of apartment buildings for workers in industrial zones, export processing zones, hi-tech zones, economic zones; construction of dormitories for students and housing for beneficiaries of incentive policies; investment in construction of functional urban areas (including kindergartens, schools, hospitals) for workers.
3. Response to oil spill, landslide, failure of river banks, coasts, reservoirs and other environmental emergencies; application of technology to minimization of greenhouse gas.
4. Investment in goods exhibition centers, logistics centers, ICDs, warehouses, supermarkets, shopping malls.
5. Manufacture, supply of equipment for environmental monitoring, on-site domestic waste treatment environment-friendly products and services that are granted Vietnam’s Ecology Label in accordance with environmental protection laws.
6. Investment in technology incubation centers, science and technology enterprises in accordance with technology laws.
7. Investment in innovation, research and development centers.
8. Concentrated treatment of domestic waste with designed capacity of at least 2.500 m3/24 hours in Class IV urban areas or above.
9. Collection, transport, concentrated treatment of conventional solid wastes.
10. Treatment and co-incineration of hazardous wastes.
11. Restoration of polluted public areas.
12. Response to oil spills, chemical emergencies and other environmental emergencies.
13. Construction of environmental protection infrastructure in industrial zones, industrial complexes and trade villages.
14. Relocation, repurposing of facilities causing serious environment pollution.
15. Environmental monitoring.
16. Investment in construction of cemeteries, crematories.
17. Assessment of environmental damage; assessment of environmental health; environmental assessment of imported scraps, goods, equipment, technology.
18. Production of environmental protection applications granted patents by the State.
19. Manufacture of environment-friendly products that are granted Vietnam Green Label by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; products from recycling, treatment of solid wastes (domestic, industrial hazardous wastes) by waste treatment facilities.
20. Production of gasoline, diesel fuels and bio-fuels granted certificates of conformity; bio-coals; wind power, solar power, tidal power, thermal power and other renewable energies.
21. Manufacture, import of specialized equipment and vehicles for collection, transport, treatment of wastes; equipment for automatic and continuous monitoring of wastewater and exhaust gas; equipment for measuring, sampling and analysis of environment; production or renewable energies; environment pollution control; response to environmental emergencies.
22. Manufacture activities, business operation, services of environment-friendly facilities granted Vietnam Green Label by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
23. Manufacture of water-saving products, equipment and technology.

IV. Education, Culture, Society, Sports, Health

1. Investment in infrastructure of educational institutions, vocational education institutions; investment in development of non-public preschool, primary and secondary education educational institutions, and vocational education institutions.
2. Manufacture of medical devices, construction of warehouses for preservation of pharmaceuticals and medicines for human use in preparation for disasters and dangerous epidemics.
3. Manufacture of medicinal ingredients, crop protection chemicals and pesticides; prevention and treatment of diseases in animals and aquatic organisms.
4. Manufacture of veterinary medicines and ingredients thereof; preservation of veterinary medicines; manufacture of veterinary equipment.
5. Investment in facilities for biology testing, evaluation of bioavailability of drugs; pharmaceutical facilities satisfying good manufacturing practice, good storage practice, good clinical practice standards.
6. Investment in research into scientific foundations of oriental and traditional remedies, and establishment of standards for clinical trial of oriental and traditional remedies.
7. Investment in sports centers, training facilities, stadiums, swimming pools; facilities for manufacture, fabrication, repair of sports equipment.
8. Investment in district-level libraries, specialized libraries, university libraries, libraries of educational institutions, public libraries, private libraries serving communities and development of reading culture serving lifelong learning.
9. Investment in development of vocational education quality assessment organization and manufacture of vocational education equipment.

V. Other Business Lines

1. Operations of people's credit funds and microfinance institutions.
2. Publishing of electronic publications.
3. Investment in distribution chains of small and medium enterprises (SMEs); investment in incubation facilities for SMEs; investment in facilities providing technical assistance for SMEs; investment in co-working spaces for SMEs and startups in accordance with regulations of law on assistance for SMEs.
4. Investment in startups.




Extremely disadvantaged areas

Disadvantaged areas


Bac Kan

All districts, district-level towns and Bac Kan city



Cao Bang

All districts and Cao Bang city



Ha Giang

All districts and Ha Giang city



Lai Chau

All districts and Lai Chau city



Son La

All districts and Son La city



Dien Bien

All districts, district-level towns and Dien Bien City



Lao Cai

All districts and Sapa town

Lao Cai city


Tuyen Quang

Na Hang, Chiem Hoa, Lam Binh districts

Ham Yen, Son Duong, Yen Son districts and Tuyen Quang city


Bac Giang

Son Dong district

Luc Ngan, Luc Nam, Yen The, Hiep Hoa district


Hoa Binh

Da Bac, Mai Chau districts

Kim boi, Luong Son, Lac thuy, Tan Lac, Cao Phong, Lac Son, Yen Thuy districts and Hoa Binh city


Lang Son

Binh Gia, Dinh Lap, Cao Loc, Loc Binh, Trang Dinh, Van Lang, Van Quan, Bac Son, Chi Lang, Huu Lung districts



Phu Tho

Thanh Son, Tan Son, Yen Lap districts

Doan Hung, Ha Hoa, Phu Ninh, Thanh Ba, Tam Ngong, Cam Khe districts


Thai Nguyen

Vo Nhai, Dinh hoa, Dai Tu, Phu Luong, Dong Hy districts

Phu Binh district, Pho Yen town


Yen Bai

Luc Yen, Mu Cang Chai, Tram Tau districts

Tran Yen, Van Chan, Van Yen, Yen Binh districts, Nghia Lo town


Quang Ninh

Ba Che, Binh Lieu, Coto districts and other islands in the province

Van Don, Tien Yen, Hai Ha, Dam Ha districts


Hai Phong

Bach Long Vy, Cat Hai islands



Ha Nam


Ly Nhan, Thanh Liem, Binh Luc districts


Nam Dinh


Giao Thuy, Xuan Truong, Hai Hau, Nghia Hung districts


Thai Binh


Thai Thuy, Tien Hai districts


Ninh Binh


Nho Quan, Gia Vien, Kim Son, Tam Diep, Yen Mo districts


Thanh Hoa

Muong Lat, Quan Hoa, Quan Son, Ba Thuoc, Lang Chanh, Thuong Xuan, Cam Thuy, Ngoc Lac, Nhu Thanh, Nhu Xuan districts

Thach Thanh, Nong Cong districts


Nghe An

Ky Son, Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Que Phong, Quy Hop, Quy Chau, Anh Son districts

Tan Ky, Nghia Dan, Thanh Chuong districts and Thai Hoa town


Ha Tinh

Huong Khe, Huong Son, Vu Quang, Loc Ha, Ky Anh districts

Duc Tho, Nghi Xuan, Thach Ha, Cam Xuyen, Can Loc districts and Ky Anh town


Quang Binh

Tuyen Hoa, Minh Hoa, Bo Trach districts

Other districts and Ba Don town


Quang Tri

Huong Hoa, Da Krong discts, Con Co island and other islands in the province

Other districts


Thua Thien Hue

A Luoi, Nam Dong districts 

Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Phu Loc, Phu Van districts and Huong Tra town


Da Nang

 Hoang Sa Archipelago



Quang Nam

Dong Giang, Tay Giang, Nam Giang, Phuoc Son, Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Hiep Duc, Tien Phuoc, Nui Thanh (Tam Son, Tam Thanh, Tam My Dong, Tam My Tay, Tam Tra, Tam Hai communes), Nong Son, Thang Binh (Binh Lanh, Binh Tri, Binh Dinh Bac, Binh Dinh Nam, Binh Quy, Binh Phu, Binh Chanh, Binh Que communes) districts and Cu Lao Cham island

Dai Loc, Que Son, Phu Ninh, Duy Xuyen (Duy Chau, Duy Hoa, Duy Phu, Duy Son, Duy Tan, Duy Thu, Duy Trinh, Duy Trung communes) Nui Thanh (Tam Xuan I, Tam Xuan II, Tam Anh Bac, Tam Anh Nam communes), Thang Binh (Binh Nguyen, Binh Tu, Binh An, Binh Trung communes) districts


Quang Ngai

Ba To, Tra Dong, Son tay, Son Ha, Minh Long, Binh Son, Son Tinh districts and Ly Son island

Nghia Hand district


Binh Dinh

An Lao, Vinh Thanh, Van Canh, Phu Cat, Tay Son, Hoai An, Phu My districts

Tuy Phuoc district


Phu Yen

Song Hinh, Dong Xuan, Son Hoa, Phu Hoa, Tay Hoa districts 

Song Cau, Dong Hoa towns, Tuy An district


Khanh Hoa

Khanh Vinh, Khanh Son districts, Truong Sa Archipelago and other islands in the province

Van Ninh, Dien Khanh, Cam Lam districts, Ninh Hoa town, Cam Ranh city


Ninh Thuan

All districts

Phan Rang – Thap Cham city


Binh Thuan

Phu Quy district

Bac Binh, Tuy Phong, Duc Linh, Tanh Linh, Ham Thuan Bac, Ham Thuan Nam, Ham Tan districts


Dak Lak

All districts and Buon Ho town

Buon Ma Thuot city


Gia Lai

All districts and district-level towns

Pleiku city


Kon Tum

All districts and district-level cities



Dak Nong

All districts and district-level towns



Lam Dong

All districts

Bao Loc city


Ba Ria – Vung Tau

Con Dao district

Phu My, Chau Duc, Xuyen Loc towns


Tay Ninh

Tan Bien, Tan Chau, Chau Thanh, Ben Cau districts

Duong Minh Chau, Go Dau, Hoa Thanh districts and Trang Bang town


Binh Phuoc

Loc Ninh, Bu Dang, Bu Dop, Bu Gia Map, Phu Rieng districts

Dong Phu, Chon Thanh, Hon Quan districts, Binh Long, Phuoc Long towns


Long An

Duc hue, Moc Hoa, Vinh Hung, Tan Hung districts

Kien Tuong town; Tan Thanh, Duc Hoa, Thanh Hoa districts 


Tien Giang

Tan Phuoc, Tan Phu Dong districts

Go Cong Dong, Go Cong Tay districts


Ben Tre

Thanh Phu, Ba Tri, Binh Dai districts

Other districts


Tra Vinh

Chau Thanh, Tra Cu districts

Cau Ngang, Cau Ke, Tieu Can, Duyen Hai districts, Duyen Hai town, Cang Long town, Tra Vinh city


Dong Thap

Hong Ngu, Tan Hong, Tam Nong, Thap Muoi districts and Hong Ngu town

Other districts


Vinh Long


Tra On, Binh Tan, Vung Liem, Mang Thit, Tam Binh districts


Soc Trang

All districts, Vinh Chau and Nga Nam towns

Soc Trang city


Hau Giang

All districts, Long My town and Nga Bay City

Vi Thanh city


An Giang

An Phu, Tri Ton, Thoai Son, Tinh Bien districts and Tan Chau town

Chau Doc city and other districts


Bac Lieu

All districts and district-level towns

Bac Lieu city


Ca Mau

All districts and islands in the province

Ca Mau city


Kien Giang

Ha Tien town, all districts and islands in the province

Rach Gia city



Economic zones, hi-tech zones (including concentrated information technology zones established under regulations of the Government)

Industrial zones, export processing zones, industrial complexes established under regulations of the Government


This list was updated on April 1, 2021 and will be regularly updated.

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