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industrial zones

/ Mekong delta / Ben Tre

General information

- Geographic location: the provice is bounded by Tiền Giang to the north, Trà Vinh to the south, Vĩnh Long to the west, and the sea to the east.

- Area: 2,360.2 km2.

- Topographic features: Topographic feature is quite flat with sand dunes lying among gardens and fields. There is not any big forest. There are many waterlines really convenient for irrigation and water transportation.

- Administrative units: Include BếnTre city and 7 districts of: Ba Tri, Bình Đại, Châu Thành, Chợ Lách, Giồng Trôm, Mỏ Cày Nam, Thạnh Phú.

- Population: 1,255,800 people
 

Resources

- Natural resources: BếnTre does not have advantaged natural conditions like other provinces in Mekong delta. Its area of alluvial soil is only 11,846 ha (5.1% total area) and is used for paddy cultivation. Other areas do not have much cultivation value. There is not many mineral resource, only sand and clay for building material production.

- Tourism resources: BếnTre is the home land of coconut and special fruits, decorative plants, bird gardens, ancient houses, and temples of historical persons in southern area. In 2006, the province has called on for investment in 5 tourism areas with total investment value up to dozen million UDS. They are tourist complex of CồnPhụng - ChâuThành; Vam Hồ - Ba Tri eco-garden; Mỹ Thạnh An - Bến Tre recreation and ecological complex; Cồn Ốc-Giồng Trôm, Cồn Nổi-Mỏ Cày ecology tourist areas.

- Human resources: In 2010, the size of labor force of the province was 810,000 people accounting for 64.5% the population, of which the proportion of trained labour was 38%.

Infrastructures

- Transportation system: Transportation infrastructure includes roadway and waterway. There are big rivers running to the South China Sea through major estuaries such as Cửa Đại, Ba Lai, Hàm Luông, Cổ Chiên, running to Cambodia in the upper reaches. Ships and boats can easily go to Ho Chi Minh city and the west provinces from Ben Tre. In terms of road, there are important nationlalroad such as natrional road No 17, 57 and 26.

- Power supply system: Local power system is connected to the national grid with over 300 km medium voltage cable. System of low voltage grid can be found in all communes.

- Water supply system: There are big water plants such as Sơn Đông with capacity of 24,000 m3/day and Ba Lai – ChâuThành with capacity of 25,000 m3/day.There are also several other small water plants in other towns and coastline communes.

- Post and telecommunication system: The local system is quite complete, allowing provincial, national and international communication with various types of services such as telephone, telegram, facsimile, email, etc. There are approx. 6,000-7,000 new lines installed every year to reach the number of 110,000 lines in 2010 with an average 6.3 telephone in 100 persons.

- Industrial zones: The province has 2 industrial zones: An Hiệp(72 ha), in ThuậnĐiền hamlet, An Hiệp village, ChâuThành district; Giao Long (149,8 ha) in Giao Long district, ChâuThành district. From 2010 to 2020, it is planned to constuct 5 more Industrial zones with the total area of 1,600 hectare, of which there will be 2 IZs located in Chau Thanh Dist. one in Mo Cay Bac, one in Mo Cay Nam and one in Giong Trom.

Economic situations

- Growth rate: In the period of 2006-2010, the average growth of GDP was about 13%. 

Year
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
GDP (%)
9.16
10.87
-
7.23
10.19


- Economic structure has been changed in a positive way.

Year
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Agriculture-Forestry-Aquaculture (%)

53.99
51.84
52.22
49.07
42.0

Industry- Construction (%)

16.34
17.6
16.06
17.03
29.0

Services (%)

29.67
30.56
31.27
34.0
29.0


 

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