March 2021, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented the Second-class Labour Order to Australian-based Norfolk Development Group, Ltd. (VN) for its excellent achievements in boosting economy and social activities.
Norfolk Group was among the first international groups to enter the Vietnam market after the foreign investment law enacted by the Vietnamese government in 1990. Since the beginning, Norfolk Group saw the opportunities in investing in hospitality, accommodation and office buildings that meet the demands of foreign investors to Vietnam, despite early restrictions and policies.
Madam Thinh lauded Norfolk Group’s contributions to the development of the Vietnamese southern hub in the past 30 years, saying besides generating new jobs for local workers, the group has shouldered its social responsibility through granting scholarships to disadvantaged students. Meanwhile, Australian Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Julianne Cowley spoke highly of Norfolk’s business activities in both nations, particularly in the time when a pandemic wreaked havoc globally. Norfolk is a long-term partner of the Australian Embassy in Vietnam and Consulate General in HCM City to bolster Australia’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam, she said, emphasising as a founder and sponsor of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Norfolk has helped promote trade network as well as consolidate collaboration between the two nations.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary Norfolk Group’s extensive journey in Vietnam. From the early days of operation in 1991, Norfolk Group has provided construction consultancy, management services and has since employed over 600 staff members, contributing to social and economic development and elevating Vietnam’s standards of hospitality and living experience through prominent projects including:
- Norfolk Hotel – Saigon’s first 4-star international standard hotel in 1991
- PDD Office Building – central district 1 business building in 1994
- Norfolk Mansion – 5-star luxury serviced apartments in 1998
- Tan Da Court – premium apartment complex in Saigon’s China Town in 2006
- Six Senses Con Dao – 5-star luxury beach resort in Con Dao archipelago in 2016
- and other projects in Sydney, Australia
At the moment, the group’s diverse portfolio includes asset management, real estate development, hotel management and hospitality.
Throughout the 3-decade legacy, it is Norfolk Group’s core mission to provide unparalleled services of the highest calibre, elevate the customers’ experience through consistent service and excellent values through diversified facilities and prime locations. As new projects continue to unfold, the team at Norfolk Group has always maintained the Norfolk’s resilience as symbolized by the pine tree logo, ever-growing and striving to elevate beyond.
As an active member of the community, the Norfolk Group contributes to philanthropic activities besides commercial projects. The Luong Van Can scholarship fund, established in 2014, is the main beneficiary of Norfolk Group with the mission to provide funding and support in educating future generations of students from underprivileged families. The Luong Van Can scholarship fund covers not only full college tuition but also additional English classes in Vietnam and extends to postgraduate study abroad to further a student’s opportunities.
Since the reception of The President’s Third-class Labour Order in 2013, the Norfolk Group has been striving to deserve the trust and opportunities as given by the public. This 2021, the group honourably receives the Labour Order, Second Class by the State, alongside with 22 distinguished individuals recognized by the city’s officials. The city also presented the 30-year legacy flag for Norfolk Group. The awarded Labour Order is an invaluable recognition of the group’s efforts over the past years, and a proud achievement for the group’s vision as the team continues to build the Norfolk brand to be the first choice amongst business partners and customers.