VSIP established an integrated township and industrial park in northern Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province. Located about 20km from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, VSIP Bac Ninh integrates commercial and residential zones with community facilities including schools, sporting facilities, medical center and other utilities (200 ha), with industrial park development (500 ha). Singapore Senior Minister H.E. Goh Chok Tong said at the time of VSIP Bac Ninh's Ground Breaking Ceremony on December 11, 2007 as follows : "VSIP Bac Ninh is not only a Singapore-style industrial park but also a township that caters to Vietnam's growing needs for affordable quality housing and improved urban infrastructure. I am confident that VSIP Bac Ninh will make a significant contributions to Vietnam's urbanization and growth".