•••Northern Key Economic Zone Municipalities: Hanoi City, Hai Phong City Provinces: Hung Yen, Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Ha Tay, Bac Ninh,Vinh Phuc.
This area was marked for the development of industrial parks and high-tech zones among which the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Bac Ninh Province is going to host the new Nokia Vietnam manufacturing facility that is being developed on an area of 17 hectares and expected to become operational in early 2013.
•••Southern KEZ Municipalities: Ho Chi Minh City Provinces: Binh Duong, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Long An. The Southern region as a whole is a major contributor of national GDP and the driver of the country’s modernization. The Southern KEZ focuses on the development of trade, telecommunications, tourism, finance, banking, services, technology, culture and training, as well as commodities from industrial crops and animal husbandry. Moreover, Southern KEZ targeted for oil and gas exploration and electricity generation. It is worth mentioning that Vietnam is the third largest oil producer in Southeast Asia. Infrastructural works are essential to these plans, considering that the region is a major hub for the national sea, air and urban transportation system. Major Vietnamese ports and the country’s largest airports such as Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the new Long Thanh Airport (to become operational by 2020), Saigon Port and the Vung Tau – Thi Vai Port Complex are all part of the plans for an upgrading of the transpiration system.
•••Central KEZ Municipality: Da Nang City Provinces: Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh. The region is considered as Vietnam’s “growth nucleus” to boost development in the Central Highlands. Industries that are targeted for promotion and investment include maritime economy related activities such as shipbuilding and coastal tourism development, oil and gas and high-tech industries.
Beautiful view on the mountain from the grotto. Tam coc national park. Vietnam Khoroshunova Olga / Shutterstock.com
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