Introduction - Sisterhood localities
 

Area: 6,100 km2

Population: 1.4 million (2015)

Date of establishment of sisterhood relation with Binh Duong province: December 24th, 2014

Website: http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp

 
 

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).

 
 
 
 
  
  
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Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan)Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan)

Area: 6,100 km2

Population: 1.4 million (2015)

Date of establishment of sisterhood relation with Binh Duong province: December 24th, 2014

Website: http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp

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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.

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​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.

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​MoU Signing ceremony between Yamaguchi prefecture and Binh Duong province in Japan (2014)

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.

 

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General information about Emmen City (Netherlands)General information about Emmen City (Netherlands)

Area: 346.25 km2

Population: 107.000 (2018)

Date of establishment of sisterhood relation with Binh Duong province: November 17th, 2015

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.

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Dierenpark Emmen

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Church in Emmen City

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.

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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Emmen City (Netherlands)​

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 Brief information of Binh Duong's foreign friendship localities (Updated in Dec.2019) Brief information of Binh Duong's foreign friendship localities (Updated in Dec.2019)

​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).

1.      Kratie province (Cambodia)

  • MOU signing date: The friendship cooperation between Binh Duong and Kratie province bases on the relation between Kratie province and Song Be province (the preceding administrative unit of of Binh Duong province)
  • General information: Located in the East of Cambodia, area: 11,094 km2, population: 320,000 people.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • ​Investment projects: in the recent years, Binh Duong province has deployed various foreign economic with Kratie province and other Cambodian provinces; encourages and facilitates businesses to strengthen the trade, investment promotion and export to Cambodia. Phuoc Hoa Rubber Limited Company invested in planting 7,600 hectares rubber in Kratie and Kampongthon provinces.

2.     Daejeon Metropolitan City (South Korea)

  • MOU signing date: May 17th, 2005
  • General information: Daejeon Metropolitan City is the fifth biggest city of South Korea, has an area of 540 km2, and 1.54 million citizens. Being a sciencentific and technological city, Daejeon Metropolitan is the home of the big universitites, museums, technopolis, institutes of South Korea, is recognized as the silicon valley of Asia.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

+ 2005: 164 projects, $655 million worth

+ 2019: 742 projects, $3,149 million worth (a 578-project, 2,494-million-dollar increase from 2006)
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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Daejeon Metropolitan City (South Korea)
3. Champasak Province (Laos)

  • MOU signing date: 13 November 2006
  • General information: Champasak Province has an area of 15,410 km2 and close to 700,000 locals. It is the center of southern Laos's provinces. Champasak has a vital geographic position influencing its economy, the East - West corridor and traffic from Laos to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.
  • ​Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

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.

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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Champasak Province (Laos)

4. City of Guangzhou (China)

  • ​MOU signing date: 21 August 2013
  • General information: The City of Guangzhou has an area of 7,434 km2 and a population of 12.7 million. It is a crucial political, economic, cultural, scientific center in southern China and one of the leading Chinese cities in industry, commerce, service, logistics and maritime transport. It is in proximity to Macau and Hong Kong.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

+ 2013: 56 projects, $108.3 million worth

+ 2019: 401 projects, $1,169 million worth (a 345-project, 1,061-million-dollar increase from 2013)
5. Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)

  • ​MOU signing date: 16 October 2013
  • ​General information: Emilia-Romagna Region is situated in northern Italy and has the city of Bologna serving as capital. It stretches through 22,124 km2 of land with a population of approximately 4 million. It is one of the most prosperous region in Europe, being a major hub of mechanical engineering. Emilia-Romagna focuses on automated machinery supporting agriculture and industries such as automobile, shipbuilding, construction and fashion. It is also home to leading automobile brands, namely Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati.
  • ​Friendship cooperation activities: 

​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.

  • Investments:

+ 2013: 1 project, $3 million worth

+ 2019: 8 projects, $63.9 million worth (a 7-project, 60.9-million-dollar increase from 2013)
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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)
6. Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan)

  • ​MOU signing date: 25 December 2014
  • General information: Yamaguchi Prefecture is part of Shikoku Island, possesses an area of 6,110 km2 and is populated by roughly 1.5 million people. It emphasizes development in industry, particularly supporting industry, automotive industry and various manufacturing disciplines. It also has a number of small and medium-sized enterprises, which facilitates the economy of Vietnam development mechanism and in the meantime the scheme of attracting Japanese investors set out by Binh Duong Province.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

+ 2014: 273 projects, $4,820 million worth

+ 2019: 313 projects, $5,167 million worth (a 40-project, 347-million-dollar increase from 2014)
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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan)
​7. City of Eindhoven (Netherlands)

  • MOU signing date: 16 January 2015
  • General information: Eindhoven is the largest city of North Brabant Province. It has an area of 88.84 km2 and houses 750,000 inhabitants in its city region. Eindhoven ranks fifth among the largest cities of the Netherlands. It is well known as a smart city, a major technology center in Europe, meanwhile featuring various universities, research labs and large companies specializing in electronic appliances including Philips, Daf Trucks, etc.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

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.

  • ​Investments:

+ 2015: 10 projects, $140 million worth

+ 2019: 41 projects, $1,073 million worth (a 31-project and 933-million-USD increase from 2015)

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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and City of Eindhoven (Netherlands)

8. East Flanders Province (Belgium)

  • MOU signing date: 14 October 2015
  • ​General information: East Flanders Province has an area of 2,982 km2 and is inhabited by 1.5 million people. It is one of the 5 provinces establishing the Flanders Region, a key economic region of Belgium and also Europe, owing to its concentration of logistics centers and major Belgian sea ports, namely the Port of Antwerp, Europe's second largest sea port.
  • ​Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

+ 2015: 1 project, $1.5 million worth

+ 2019: 5 projects, $39.2 million worth (a 4-project, 37.7-million-USD increase from 2015)
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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and East Flanders Province (Belgium)
9. Emmen City (Netherlands)

  • ​​MOU signing date: 17 November 2015
  • General information: The municipality and town of Emmen, located in northeastern Netherlands, covers 346.25 km2 of land and has a population of approx. 250,000. Its greater area, comprising the municipalities of Emmen, Coevorden, Hoogeveen and Hardenberg, is the strongest economic region in northeastern Netherlands in addition to sharing an international border with Germany. It is a hi-tech agriculture development region, an EU logistics hub and the largest industrial center in northern Netherlands.
  • ​Friendship cooperation activities:

+ 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.

  • Investments:

+ 2015: 10 projects, $140 million worth

+ 2019: 41 projects, $1,073 million worth (a 31-project and 933-million-USD increase from 2015)

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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Emmen City (Netherlands)

10. Oryol Oblast (Russia)​

  • MOU signing date: 07 March 2017
  • General information: Oryol Oblast is a federal subject of Russia, of which the city of Oryol, 360 km southwest of Moscow, serves as capital. It has an area of 24,652 km2 and is home to 769,980 residents. Oryol Oblast is divided into 24 subdivisions, including 14 districts in addition to 7 cities and towns. Food processing, building materials, machinery (accounting for 30% of total Oryol Oblast productions) and light industries can be listed as its major industries. It also accommodates large companies specializing in engineering and electronics with modern technology and applied sciences in place.
  • Friendship cooperation activities:

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.

  • Investments:

+ 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).

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MOU signing ceremony between Binh Duong province and Oryol Oblast (Russia)

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BEGIC - A province in the Southeast region of Viet Nam, located in the southern key economic quadrangle (Binh Duong - Dong Nai - Ba Ria Vung Tau - Ho Chi Minh City), Binh Duong is a province with high economic growth and dynamic industrial development.Many people in province have weight loss pills that work. Rogaine review. Adipex. Phen375
 
 
 
With the geographic location at 10o51' 46" - 11o30' northern latitude, 106o20'- 106o58' eastern longitude (source: Science and Technology Department), Binh Duong province shares the borders with: Binh Phuoc in the North; Ho Chi Minh city in the South; Dong Nai in the East; Tay Ninh and Ho Chi Minh city in the East. (See the map).
 
Located in the Eastern part of the Southern region of Vietnam, and being the part of the Southern Key Economic Zone (including Ho Chi Minh city, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An and Tien Giang province), Binh Duong province is one of the provinces with rapid economic growth rate and dynamic industrial development of Vietnam.
 
Along with fairly terrain, Binh Duong is rich in natural resources and river system. Binh Duong has a moonson tropical weather, hot and humid with two specific seasons: the raining season from May to November, the drain season from December to April, the annual average rainfall of 1800mm-2000mm. The annual average temperature is 26,5oC.
 
The natural area is 2.694,43 km2 (accounting for 0.83% of total area of Vietnam, and approximately 12% of the South Eastern region). The population is 2.426.561 people (by April 1st 2019) with the density of 900,58 people per square kilometer. The province has 09 administrative units, among them Thu Dau Mot city is the political - economic - cultural center.
 
Locating at the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, being the economic – cultural central of the whole country; crossed by the life line highways such as Highway 13, Highway 14, Ho Chi Minh route, Trans-Asia route, etc.; ranging 10 to 15 kilometers from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and sea ports, convenient for comprehensive socio-economic development.
 
In recent years, with high economic growth rate, GRDP increases 14.5% annually on average. The economic structure actively changes, industrial and service sectors rapidly grow and account for high proportion, in 2018, the proportion of industry – contruction was 63,87%, service – 23,94% and forestry & agriculture – 3,084%, product tax minus product subsidies - 9,11%.
 
Currently Binh Duong has 28 industrial parks and zones with the total area of over 8,700 hectares, in which more than 36.379 domestic and 3.509 foreign enterprises under operation with the total capital investment of over US$ 32,2 billion.
 
 
 
Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park I (Photo: Hoang Pham)
 
 
With the advantages in natural conditions, socio-economic potential and policies from the Central Party and Government, Binh Duong will continue to develop sustainably, and become the most civilized & modern city of Vietnam and of the South East Asia region.
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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.

Topography
 
Binh Duong province is located at the transition between the southern slope of the Truong Son mountain chain and the Mekong Delta provinces; plain terrain, light wavy. Elevation varies from 10 to 15 meters above sea level. The center of the province is at the geographical coordinates of 10o-50’-27’’ to 11o-24’-32’’ north latitude, and from 106o-20’ to 106o25’ east longitude.
 
Terrain in Binh Duong is relatively flat, sloping from north to south. Across Binh Duong there are many different topographic regions, including low mountainous terrain with slight undulation, flat plains and alluvial valley. There are some low mountains, including Chau Thoi in Di An town and the Cau mountain (also called Lap Vo) in Dau Tieng district and some low hills.
 
Natural affects have created many different types of landrorms including worn areas, accumulative areas (due to the deposition of corrosive materials in the flow) and some areas were worn , accumulative and depositional at the same time. This is due to rainfall and the flow affect the ground, with the effects of wind, temperature, climate, the erosion and collapse because of gravity of the geology. The impact took place in millions of years.
 
Land
 
The plentiful lands of Binh Duong include various types:
 
 + Grey on ancient alluvial soil, an area of 200,000 hectares, is distributed over the districts, town, city of Dau Tieng, Ben Cat, Thuan An, and Thu Dau Mot. This soil is suitable for intense cropping, especially industrial plantations and fruit trees
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+ Yellow-brown on ancient alluvial soil, covering approximately 35,206 hectares, is located on the low sloping hills in the districts, town, city of Tan Uyen, Phu Giao, Thu Dau Mot, Thuan An, and a few areas along Highway 13. This land is suitable for vegetable crops as well as fruit and nut trees such as jackfruit or cashew.
 
 + Alluvial Glay on slope convergence, located in the north of Tan Uyen, Phu Giao, Ben Cat, Dau Tieng, Thuan An, and Di An. Flat humus clay of about 7,900 hectares is scattered in depressed areas along rivers and streams. This soil is alkaline, acidic because of its iron and aluminum sulphate content. Treated soil can grow rice, vegetables and fruit trees, among other crops.
 
Climate
 
The Binh Duong climate like the climate of the South East region is hot and rainy, with high humidity. It is a tropical monsoon climate, divided into two distinct dry and wet seasons. The rainy season usually starts in May until late October.
 
In early months of the rainy season, there are regular short but heavy showers, while the months of July, August, and September usually have continuous rain, sometimes lasting for 1-2 days and nights continually. Binh Duong seldom experiences hurricanes and only affected by local storms.
 
The average annual temperature in Binh Duong is 26oC-27oC, with the highest temperature reaching 39.3oC, but the overnight low falls to 16oC-17oC. In the dry season, the average annual humidity is in the range of 76%-80%, with the highest at 86% in September and the lowest at 66% in February. The average rainfall each year is 1.800-2.000 mm, but rainfall at So Sao crossroads in Binh Duong regularly measures up to 2113.3 mm.
 
Hydrography, river systems
 
River flow volume varies seasonally: Rainy season lasts from May to November and Dry season lasts from November to May. There are three major rivers, many canals in the riverside areas and innumerous small streams.
 
The Dong Nai River is the largest river in the South East, with its source in the Lam Vien Plateau in Lam Dong province. The river is 635 km long but only flows through the territory of Binh Duong in Tan Uyen district. The Dong Nai River is valuable to provide agricultural water, water transport and fisheries.
 
The 256-km Saigon River originates in the mountains of Loc Ninh district in Binh Phuoc province with many tributaries, canals and streams. The Saigon River flows through Binh Duong to the west. The section from Lai Thieu to Dau Tieng is 143 km long and gently slopes, making it useful for transportation, agriculture, and fishery supply. Upstream, the river is narrow (20m) and meandering, gradually extending from Dau Tieng to the town of Thu Dau Mot where it becomes wider (200m).
 
Its tributary, the Thi Tinh River, originates in Cam Xe hill, Binh Long district in Binh Phuoc province. It flows through Ben Cat, and then merges with the Saigon River at Ong Co dam. The Saigon river and the Thi Tinh river bring alluvial to the plain along Ben Cat town, Thu Dau Mot city, Thuan An town and fields along Dong Nai river, formulating high-yield rice fields and lush orchards.
 
The Song Be River is 360 km in length and is fed by the three rivers in Dac Ro Lap, Dac Giun, and Dac Huyt in the mountain area of Dak Lak province. Downstream, the section which flows into Binh Duong is 80 km long but difficult to navigate due to steep banks, rocks, and waterfalls, thus the Song Be River is not convenient for water transport.
 
Transportation
 
The system of roads and waterways of Binh Duong province is very important in connecting regions inside and outside the province. The road system centers on the important transport routes of Highway 13, running from Ho Chi Minh City through the province from south to north, crossing Binh Phuoc province, connecting Cambodia to Thailand border. This highway is significantly meaningful to military and economic purposes.
 
Highway 14 from Tay Ninh province runs through Dau Tieng district to Chon Thanh district, Dong Xoai city, Bu Dang district (Binh Phuoc province) across the vast Central Highlands. The road is strategically important to Vietnam’s development both in war and peacetime.
 
There are also inter-provincial highway 1A from Thu Dau Mot cỉt to Phuoc Long town (Binh Phuoc), inter-provincial highway 13 from Chon Thanh district to Dong Phu district (Binh Phuoc) and Dau Tieng district (Binh Duong), inter-provincial Highway 16 from Tan Uyen town to Phuoc Vinh (Phu Giao district), Route 14 from Ben Cat town to Dau Tieng district ... and the road system provides key access routes to connect Thu Dau Mot city with the other towns and residential areas inside the province.
 
About the water transport system, Binh Duong is located between three major rivers, including the important Saigon River. Binh Duong is connected by waterways to major ports in the South enabling the exchange of goods with Mekong Delta provinces.
 
Forest resources
 
Because of the humid tropical climate and fertile soil, the old forests of Binh Duong province support a very diverse and rich ecosystem. There are vast expanses of managed old growth forest.. Forests in the province provide a number of valuable timbers such Cam Xe, Sao, Trac, Go do, Cam lai, and Giang huong. Binh Duong forests also supply a variety of medicinal herbs, food plants, and animals (including rare species).
 
Over the past half century, Binh Duong forests have shrunk considerably due to enemy bombing and chemical defoliation of American invader during the war. In the war, the US’s puppet had done deforestation by cutting down all the trees and formed the “white-area” so that the revolutionary forces could be pushed far away from the base. On the other hand, after the war ended, the uncontrolled exploitation of forest resources also makes forests shrunk.
 
Mineral resources
 
Along with valuable forest resources, mineral resources are another advantage of Binh Duong province, which became the cradle for many traditional industries, such as ceramics, sculpture, wood, and lacquer.
 
Kaolin, white clay, colored clay, white grit, blue stone, and laterite mines scatter across the province, mostly in Tan Uyen, Thuan An town, Di An town, and Thu Dau Mot city.
 
Recently a kaolin mine was found with large reserves distributed over an area of more than one kilometer in Dat Cuoc, Bac Tan Uyen district. The kaolin soil is high-qualified and can be used as material for pottery or as additives in industrial products.
 
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Socio-economic development direction of Binh Duong province to 2020
Development viewpoint
Socio-economic development master plan of Binh Duong province to 2020 aims at building Binh Duong a province with high and comprehensive economic growth rate, ensuring the relationship between economic growth and social issues management, poverty alleviation, upgrading the spiritual and material life of citizens.
Focus on exploring the advantages of geographic conditions, the cooperation of provinces in the Southern Key Economic Zone and Ho Chi Minh City - the development core to develop socio-economy. Being active in the global integration; upgrading the economic effectiveness linked with social development upon key investment; constructing comprehensive infrastructure system; developing industry along with urban and service development; developing socio-economy closely linked to environmental protection, national defense ensuring, local security enhancement.
Development objectives
Speeding up the economic structure and labor structure shifting towards industrial and service development. Continue to maintain the economic growth rate higher than that of the Southern Key Economic Zone; focusing on accommodation & housing development, human resources training and health care. Completing the course of industrialization and creating the balanced & sustainable development for the period after 2015.
Constructing Binh Duong to become a province with rapid, comprehensive economic growth rate, ensuring the relationship between economic growth and social issues management, poverty alleviation, upgrading the spiritual and material life of citizens.
Specific economic targets
-  Economic structure: developing and shifting towards increasing the proportion of industrial, service sectors in GDP.
 
 

Year 2010

Year 2015

Year 2020

Population size (million)

1,2

1,6

2,0

Per capita income (million VND per person in 2005 at constant prices)

30

52

89.6

Per capita income (USD per person in 2005 at constant prices)

2,000

4,000

5,800

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%


-   Labor structure shifting along with economic structure shifting towards shifting workers in low-yield productivity into high-yield productivity sections:
 

 

Year 2010

Year 2015

Year 2020

Agriculture, forestry, fisheries

20%

14%

10%

Industry – construction

45%

48%

45%

Services

35%

38%

45%

 

2011 - 2015

2016 - 2020

2006 - 2020

 GDP

14.9

13

14.3

Agriculture – forestry -fisheries

3.4

3.6

3.4

Industry – construction

14.5

12.3

14.5

Services

16.5

16.1

16.0

 -    Export - import Value (million USD):  

 

Year 2010

Year 2015

Year 2020

Export turnover

8,662

14,000

25,000

Import turnover

7,527

10,000

15,000

Total

16,189

24,000

25,000

 
The Industry – Service – Urban Center Complex with the planning area of 4,200 hectares under construction.

Some social - culturalindicators

 

Year 2010

Year 2015

Year 2020

Unemployment rate

Below 4,4%

4,2%

4%

Skill labor

 

 

over 70%

The rate of malnourished children

Less than 10%

No more

 

Average longevity

75

77

80

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)

42

50

60

 
The course of urbanization and industrialization:
 
- Urbanization rate 40% in 2010, increase to 50% in 2015 and achieve 75% by 2020. The urban population is estimated at 480,000 in 2010; 2020’s 1.5 million people. Bringing Binh Duong to become Metropolitan City in 2020. Connecting Binh Duong City, Ho Chi Minh City and Bien Hoa City into the Big City of Vietnam.
 
By 2020, the province is scheduled to have 31 industrial parks with the total area of 9,360.5 hectares and 23 industrial complex with the total area of 2,704 hectares.
 
The process of urbanization and industrialization: 

 - 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.

 

Technical Infrastructure
 
- Transportation: developing road system connecting to regional-scale modern national roads, to international airports and Thi Vai – Vung Tau seaports and other technical infrastructure. Focus on developing road axis from Binh Duong Boulevard to Hoa Lu Border Gate, from Binh Duong Boulevard to Dong Xoai, from Binh Duong Boulevard to Dau Tieng, My Phuoc – Tan Van Express Way. Closely co-operate with Ministry of Transportation to construct horizontal axis: Ring Road 3, Ring Road 4, Thuong Tan – Tan Hung – Hung Hoa Road, etc. Towards waterway: continue to dredge branches of Sai Gon river, Dong Nai river and Thi Tinh river; improving and constructing port system to serve transportation, tourism and living.
 
- Electricity and water supply: investment into improving, building electricity, water supply system to meet the need of manufacturing activities and public uses, especially at industrial parks and central urban. Electrical energy growth rate at 24%/year in 2006-2010, decreasing to 13%/year in 2011-2015. Electrical energy demand 6,700 GWh by 2010 and 12,400 GWh by 2015. Additional charge for service sectors development is about 36% for 2006-2010 and stable at 30% after 2015. By 2010, the water sector treats 247,000 m3/day and by 2020 treats 462,000 m3/day. Ensuring 95 – 97% rural households to have electricity and clean water by 2010 and 100% by 2020.
 
- Telecommunications: Develop the modern, comprehensive telecommunication under digital & automatic technical standard, to ensure thoroughly information across the province, connecting to the Southern Key Economic Zone.
 
(Under Decision no. 81/2007/QD-TTg dated 5 Jun 2007 of Prime Minister)


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