Vietnam IR Hoiana receives $60m loan

By Violeta Prockyte

Hoiana, the integrated resort in Hoi An in Vietnam, is set to receive a $60m loan, with Suncity Group contributing half of the sum. The $30m will come from Suncity’s subsidiary Star Admiral Limited and will be financed by a controlling shareholder facility.

Suncity already loaned almost $99m for the development of the IR.

The remaining sum will be covered by Alpha Era Investment Ltd., which will reputedly pay directly to the developing party, the Gold Yield Enterprises (GYE). While the two investing parties are equal partners in the GYE, the group owns 67% of the property’s developer Hoi An South Development Ltd (HASD). The remaining stake of the developer is owned by Vietnam’s VinaCapital Corporate Finance Ltd.

The interest on the loan is 14% a year, with accrued interest to be paid every three months.

Suncity said, “It is necessary for GYE and the project to have sufficient fund for its future business development and to meet its capital needs for development.” The company also remarked how the tourism sector in Southeast Asia is growing and “it is expected that the Group will benefit from the future success”.

The venue held an exclusive preview of the first phase at the end of June, but the IR should open to the public sometime next year with the grand opening of Phase 1.

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