VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker planning a $4 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility at Chatham’s Triangle Innovation Point, hopes to begin moving dirt at its 1,977-acre site on or around July 1.

First, though, the company must acquire all that land.

“We’re still waiting for them to finalize that,” Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne said. “They’re getting close.”

Any delays, according to LaMontagne, could be attributed to determining exactly which parcels at the TIP site VinFast intends to utilize.

“They’re adding two small parcels to the overall tract,” he said. “And they just need a little bit more room, and they’re trying to line those up. I think if they don’t get those properties finalized, they’ll just redesign the layout.”

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