Area: 6,100 km2
Population: 1.4 million (2015)
Date of establishment of sisterhood relation with Binh Duong province: December 24th, 2014
Area: 346.25 km2
Population: 107.000 (2018)
Date of establishment of sisterhood relation with Binh Duong province: November 17th, 2015
BEGIC - In the recent years, parallel with foreign economic activities deployment and investment promotion, Binh Duong province has actively expanded its friendship cooperation with foreign partners, province and cities over the world. Currently, Binh Duong province has established the friendship cooperation with 10 foreign localities including Champasak (Lao), Kratie (Cambodia), GuangZhou city (China), Daejeon (South Korea), Emilia – Romagna (Italy), Yamaguchi prefecture (Japan), East Flanders province (Belgium), Eindhoven city and Emmen city (Netherlands) and Oryol Oblast (Russia).
Yamaguchi city hall
Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the westernmost part of Honshu, and is surrounded on three sides by the sea. With the Chugoku mountain range running from East to West, Yamaguchi Prefecture can be broadly divided up into three regions: the Seto Inland Sea area, the inland mountain area, and the Japan Sea coast area.
The population is approximately 1.41 million people (according to a year 2015 census), and the area is approximately 6,100 km2. The prefectural government capital is located in Yamaguchi City. Yamaguchi Prefecture boasts a mild climate and is largely spared from earthquake, flood and storm damage. It enjoys the reputation of being a very comfortable place to live. Yamaguchi has approximately 1,500 km of coastline, including the calm Seto Inland Sea National Park dotted with many islands and the wild, rough coast of the Japan Sea at the Kita Nagato Kaigan National Park. There are around 240 islands scattered throughout the coastal and off-shore areas. The green, mountainous plateau situated at the western edge of the Chugoku Mountain Range comprises the largest Karst plateau and limestone cave in Japan, which together make up the Akiyoshidai National Park. The prefecture receives many visitors who come to see the changing seasons in the primeval forests and beautiful gorges that make up the Western Chugoku Mountain Range National Park.
Kintaikyo bridge in Yamaguchi
Centered around the Seto Inland Sea coastal area, there is a collection of various corporate groups, as well as research centers making efforts to improve skills and promote potential. Many industries such as chemicals, petroleum, metals, agriculture, fisheries, etc. The strength of provincial petrochemical and shipbuilding industries have contributed to bring Yamaguchi prefecture to the 8th place in Japanese economy. Currently, the province is creating new industry developing new enterprises, as well as planning the Technopolis and working to become a stronghold of advanced skills to attract new businesses.
The friendship cooperation with Binh Duong province:
The strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Japan is increasingly developed. The bilateral trade turnover and investment projects are increased in many areas. Japan become one of the top important partners of Viet Nam and also is one of the biggest investors of Viet Nam in general and in Binh Duong province in particular.
December 24th, 2014, Yamaguchi prefecture and Binh Duong province signed the Memorandum of understanding on enhancing the friendship cooperation between the two localities and have achieved considerable steps in order to research the possibility of Viet Nam – Japan Industrial Park construction; service and trade promotion; hi-agriculture investment, training and education and health for the mutual prosperity of the two sides.
Until April 2020, Japan is the biggest investor of Binh Duong province with 317 projects, 5.64 billion US dollars, ranked the first among 64 countries and territories investing in Binh Duong province.
The city of Emmen is located in the province of Drenthe, the Netherlands. Its borders encompass nearly 350 square kilometers, and have a population of slightly more than 107,000 people as of 2018. Emmen has seen significant growth in the last 150 years.
The city of Emmen struggled financially, but was given a significant boost with the opening of the Dierenpark Emmen, a zoo, in the 1980's. The zoo has since been expanded and currently attracts nearly 1.5 million visitors a year.
In November 17th, 2015, Binh Duong province and Emmen City signed the MOU on promoting cooperation and establish a relationship in the fields of economy, trade, service, tourism, import, export, and investment cooperation as well as working together to create favorable conditions for the activities of survey and market research carried out by the business delegations of each side, in order to promote trade activities, export and investment cooperation, with special attention to the promotion of trade activities and investment cooperation in accordance with the potentials and business excellences of each side and the support for business activities of small and medium enterprises.
MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Emmen City (Netherlands)
1. Kratie province (Cambodia)
+ 2015: signing MOU between Binh Duong Military Headquarter and Kandal Military on military cooperation.
+ June 2017: Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in working and meeting with Binh Duong officials, soldiers and people on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Hun Sen leaving Cambodia to seek help from Viet Nam against the Pol Pot regime.
+ 2018 &2019: MOU signing on military cooperation among Binh Duong and Kratie districts.
2. Daejeon Metropolitan City (South Korea)
+ January 29th, 2007: MOU signing on enhancing the friendship cooperation between Binh Duong province and Daejeon Metropolitan
+ 2015: Daejeon City high-ranking leadership delegation (led by the Mayor and Chairman of Daejeon City Council) paid a visit to Binh Duong province and co-organized the 10th Anniversary Program of signing friendship cooperation between two localities with a series of activities: Inaugurated the Binh Duong - Daejeon Cultural Exchange and Economic Exhibition, Daejeon City Tourism - Health Promotion Workshop, Daejeon Study Abroad, etc
+ November 2, 2015: Signing a cooperation agreement on strengthening friendship and cooperation and celebrating 10 years of signing the agreement between Binh Duong Province and the Daejeon Metropolitan (South Korea).
+ 2014 - 2019: exchanging high-level delegations to Binh Duong and South Korea; 11 delegations of students sent to exchange and experience culture in Binh Duong and Daejeon city.
+ 2018: Binh Duong Province, Daejeon City and the Secretariat of the World Technopolis Association WTA host the 11th Session of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and activities. celebrated the 20th anniversary of WTA establishment in Binh Duong province. The mayor of Daejeon City is also the Chairman of the WTA and the delegation in coordination with Binh Duong to co-host the WTA series of events in Binh Duong province.
+ 3/2019: The delegation of Binh Duong province paid a working visit to Daejeon city. Within the framework of a business trip, Binh Duong province, TP. Daejeon, Becamex IDC Company and K-Water Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of modernizing water-related works and developing Smart City.
+ In October 2019, the Binh Duong Province Delegation led by the Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem, paid a working visit to and attended the WTA 2019 Conference in Daejeon City (South Korea) with the theme " Towards a Smart City from the Sustainable Context ". The forum provides an opportunity to explore diverse experiences and strategies for building a smart city. WTA 2019 conference in Daejeon city including Global Innovation Forum 2019; sessions: opening session, 03 plenary meetings, 04 thematic sessions, roundtables; 16th WTA Hi-tech Fair.
+ 2005: 164 projects, $655 million worth
+ Thu Dau Mot University full scholarships are awarded annually to Laotian students, with 5 slots allocated each year from 2011 to 2015 and 10 from 2015 onwards. As of now, 84 students have been awarded the scholarship (79 from Champasak province and 5 from Sekong province).
+ 2011-now: 10 retired officials from Champasak are offered medical and recreational tours to Binh Duong every year. As of now, close to 100 former officials have travelled to Vietnam under this program.
+ 2016: A Binh Duong Province high-ranking delegation paid a working visit to Champasak to review the bilateral cooperation during the 2011-2015 period and meanwhile approved agreements regarding the 2016-2020 period.
+ 2017: A Laos high-ranking delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone paid a working visit to Binh Duong.
The Dau Tieng Viet Lao Rubber Joint Stock Company's main accomplishments include planting 6,722 hectares of rubber, establishing a ceramic factory and mass-producing rubber latex collection cups well-suited to the company's and customers' demands. In October 2017, it introduced a rubber processing system consisting of 2 rubber processing plants compliant to Malaysian standards, an $8.5 million worth pair of production lines capable of manufacturing 10,000 tons per year, a $500,000 worth modern water purification system dealing with 2,000m3 of water per day at most and a $2.5 million worth wastewater treatment system with a maximum daily workrate of 1,500m3. A $500,000 worth quality control lab utilizing modern technology has also been inaugurated.
MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Champasak Province (Laos)
4. City of Guangzhou (China)
+ 2/2014: A Guangzhou leadership and high-ranking delegation, led by Mr. Pan An, Deputy Secretary of the City of Guangzhou, participated in the Ceremony of Binh Duong New City Development Commencement and the Binh Duong Province Administrative Center Inauguration.
+ 2019: Binh Duong is expected to promote the cooperation with Guangzhou and more delegation exchanges are slated to take place.
+ 2013: 56 projects, $108.3 million worth
Binh Duong Province has held investment promotion seminars in Emilia-Romagna in conjunction with other regions of Italy.
The Emilia-Romagna Chamber of Commerce in Binh Duong has actively supported partnerships between enterprises of the two sides.
+ 2018: The Binh Duong Province leadership delegation paid a working visit to Emilia-Romagna and an MOU re-signing is expected.
+ 2019: MOU re-signing undergoes preparations as the bilateral cooperation had been effective for 5 years.
+ 2013: 1 project, $3 million worth
+ 8/2015: Yamaguchi Prefecture and Binh Duong Province exchange leadership delegations with working visits.
+ 2016 and 2017: The Binh Duong Province leadership delegation visited Yamaguchi Prefecture and organized investment promotion seminars oriented towards Japanese investors.
+ 2018: The Yamaguchi Department of Foreign Affairs delegation paid a working visit to Binh Duong Province and participated in the 2018 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong. Plans for the 5th anniversary of the bilateral cooperation in 2019 were also sketched.
+ 2014: 273 projects, $4,820 million worth
Binh Duong Province, the City of Eindhoven and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City have jointly organized the Binh Duong Smart City Summit - Creating a Sustainable Future Together - (3/2016), Smart Cities - Triple Helix Seminar (12/2016) and Binh Duong Smart City Summit 2017 (11/2017), all with success.
Since 2015, 2 specialists appointed by the City of Eindhoven have been participating in the materialization of the Binh Duong Smart City plan with the Binh Duong Navigator 2021 strategic program. The work has been conducted since 2017, utilizing Eindhoven's Triple Helix model, with commendable results so far.
+ 2015: 10 projects, $140 million worth
+ 2019: 41 projects, $1,073 million worth (a 31-project and 933-million-USD increase from 2015)
MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and City of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
8. East Flanders Province (Belgium)
+ 2018: The Wallonia Region Chamber of Commerce - Embassy of Belgium paid a working visit to Binh Duong Province as a preparation for a later Wallonia Region leadership delegation official visit to Binh Duong in 2019.
+ 4/2019: The Walloon Brabant Province leadership delegation paid a working visit to Binh Duong Province to strengthen cooperation between Binh Duong Province and Belgian partners.
+ 2015: 1 project, $1.5 million worth
+ 4/2017: The Emmen City leadership delegation paid a visit to Binh Duong Province and worked with Binh Duong officials.
+ 3/2019: The Emmen City leadership delegation paid a visit to Binh Duong Province, emphasizing bilateral cooperation in economics and culture.
+ 2015: 10 projects, $140 million worth
MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Emmen City (Netherlands)
10. Oryol Oblast (Russia)
+ 2018: The Binh Duong Province leadership delegation paid an official visit to Oryol Oblast in an attempt to enhance cooperation between the two sides.
+ 3/2019: A Binh Duong Province leadership delegation visit to Oryol Oblast, including meetings with Oryol Oblast officials and Russian partners, is slated to promote trade with Oryol Oblast enterprises along with stakeholders from other regions.
Binh Duong Province and Oryol Oblast are executing feasibility studies for a provisional Vietnam - Russia Industrial Park in Binh Duong.
+ 2017 - 2019: 3 projects, $5.85 million
* Provisional cooperation schemes
With a view to broaden friendship cooperation with foreign municipalities and stakeholders, thus diversifying international relations and attracting more investments, in the near future, Binh Duong Province is to materialize MOU signings with parties including Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region (Italy), North Brabant Province (Netherlands) and Incheon Metropolitan City (South Korea).
MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Oryol Oblast (Russia)
BEGIC - Geography - Binh Duong province is located in the SouthEast region of Viet Nam and occupied a natural area of 2.694,43 square kilometers (approximately 0.83% of the country and 12% of the South East). Population is 2.426.561 people (April 1st, 2019) with population density of about 900,58 people/km2.
Population size (million)
Per capita income (million VND per person in 2005 at constant prices)
Per capita income (USD per person in 2005 at constant prices)
Economic structure: agriculture, forestry and fisheries – industry and construction - services
4.5% -65.5% - 30%
3.4% - 62.9% - 33.7%
2.3% - 55.5% - 42.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries
Industry – construction
2011 - 2015
2016 - 2020
2006 - 2020
Agriculture – forestry -fisheries
- Export - import Value (million USD):
Some social - culturalindicators
The rate of malnourished children
Less than 10%
Health staff/thousand people
27 ( with 8 doctors)
38 (with 15 doctors)
55 (with 30 doctors)
Number of high school in each commune and ward
At least 1
Telephone density (number of telephones per 100 people)
- The rate of urbanization will reach 40% in 2010, 50% in 2015 and 75% in 2020. Urban population forecasted 480 thousand people in 2010, 1.5 million in 2020. Binh Duong province strives to become the grade I urban, and become a city directly under the central government in 2020. City Space connects with Ho Chi Minh City and Bien Hoa city to become the country urban.
- In 2020, the province expected to have 31 industrial parks with a total area of 9360.5 hectares and 23 industrial clusters with a total area of 2,704 hectares.