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Bac Ninh

 Bac Ninh is bounded by Bac  Giang to the North, by Hanoi to the West, by Hung Yen and some parts of Hanoi to the South, by Hai Duong Province to the East.

:  823,1 km2.

Topographic features: The province has quite flat topography.

Administrative units: It is divided into 1 city (Bac Ninh city) and 7 districts: Yen Phong, Tien Du, Tu Son, Que Vo, Thuan Thanh, Luong Tai and Gia Binh.

Population: 1,028,800 (Statistics Yearbook of 2007)

Natural resources: The soils in Đăk Lăk are of basalt origin with high fertility.  The province has 4 soil types: alluvial soil, gley soil, grey soil and red soil. The red soil is really suitable for cultivation of valuable industrial crops such as coffee, rubber, tea, pepper, fruit trees, etc. This is an important advantage for the province’s agriculture development. The province also has various mineral resources such as Kaolin (in M’DRăk, Buôn Ma Thuột), ceramic clay (in Krông Ana, M’DRăk, Buôn Ma Thuột), gold (in Ea Kar), lead (in Ea H’Leo), phosphate (in Buôn Đôn).

Transportation system: It is convenient for traveling in the province with 3 means of transportation which are roadway, waterway and railway. The province has 125km of  national highways (4 national highways: 1A, 1B, 38 and 18). There are 3 large rivers (Cau, Duong, Thai Binh rivers) running through the province with 3 river ports: Dap Cau port and two specialized ones of Dap Cau and Qu Vo floating glass factories. The province has 24km of Hanoi-Lang Son railway route.

"Development goals towards 2010

- GDP growth rate : It is planned to reach the rate of 15-16%

- Sectors’ development plan:

    + Agriculture: This sector will be developed with focus on developing maize, paddy, potato, vegetables; short-term industrial crops such as Soya bean, peanut, long-term industrial crops such as mulberry and decorative plants; and cattle, fowl breeding

    + Forestry: This sector will be developed with focus on protecting the existing forests, growing new forests (approx. 144 hectares), increasing supplementary forests, sparsely distributed plants, taking care of forests, improving gardens, upgrading infrastructure for forest development program.

    + Fishery: This sector will be developed with focus on promoting aquaculture; Changing 4,400 hectares of existing low ground growing paddy to fish breeding in which 2,000 hectares will be used for 1 fish breeding crop + 1 paddy crop alternatively, expanding intensive fish breeding with high technology to reach the production value of 100-150 million VND/hectare, increasing the area of fish breeding and cattle breeding  to 6,500 hectares in 2010.

    + Industry: It is planned to reach the rate of 19-20% with focus on developing high tech industries such as software, computers, automation, magnetism materials of high standards, etc; Engineering industries such as producing accessories for textile, footwear, etc.; Agricultural product, foodstuff and drink processing such as beer, soft drink, etc; Developing centered, traditional professional industrial zones and clusters.

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