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Binh dinh

I. location

Binh Dinh is a coastal province in the South Central Vietnam, with a total natural area of 6,025 km2; being bordered by Quang Ngai Province to the North, by Phu Yen Province to the South, by Gia Lai Province to the West, and by East Sea to the East; 1,065km south of  Ha Noi, 686km north of Ho Chi Minh City, 300km south of Da Nang City, and 300km east of Bo Y International Border Gate (in Kon Tum Province) to Laos; being one of the five provinces in the Key Economic Region of Central Vietnam (the others are Thua Thien - Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai).

Binh Dinh lies in the middle of the North - South route (National Road 1A and trans-Viet railway) and is the most convenient gateway to the sea for the Central Highlands, Southern Laos, Northeastern Cambodia and Thailand (through National road 19 and Quy Nhon international port). With Phu Cat airport, it takes only 1 hour to fly between Binh Dinh and Ho Chi Minh City and more than 1 hour to fly between Binh Dinh and Ha Noi. In the near future, the construction of Nhon Hoi seaport of Nhon Hoi Economic Zone will improve the provincial transport infrastructure, giving Binh Dinh a prominent advantage of regional and international communication.

The province has the capital city named Quy Nhon and 10 districts, including 3 mountainous districts. Quy Nhon City is the first-grade city with an area of 284.28km2 and a population of more than 284,000, determined by the Government as the central city of the south of the Key Economic Region of Central Vietnam, and one of the centres of international trade and service and transaction of the whole Central Vietnam and Central Highlands.



Binh Dinh lies in the area of tropical monsoon climate.

Averagely over the last 5 years (2006-2010), air temperature: 27.10C; humidity: 78.4%; total sunny hours per annum: 2,354 hours; rainfall per annum: 2,209 mm”


The provincial population is nearly 1.5 million, more than 55% of which is in working age.

Quy Nhon multi-disciplinary University has 40 different faculties and fields of study (capacity: 15,000 students); 3,000 students graduate from this university every year.

Quang Trung Private University provides training for 13 fields of study.

Quy Nhon Vocational Training College, Binh Dinh College, Binh Dinh Medical College, Central Region Agricultural Vocational Training College and other vocational training and high schools are available in Quy Nhon.

An Institute (Tay Son Binh Dinh Martial Arts Institute), two colleges, a vocational school and an International Centre for Interdisciplinary Scientific Meetings are underway to be established shortly.

Above universities, colleges and schools annually produce thousands of well-trained people for the province and nearby areas.


The healthcare facilities of the Province include 1 provincial general hospital (1st grade, 900 beds), 2 regional general hospitals, 1 city general hospital, 1 private general hospital, several specialized hospitals, and district healthcare centers, and many private clinics being able to meet the demands in healthcare and treatment in the province and the neighbouring provinces.


V. Transport network

1. Roads

National Road 1A goes 118km all the way through the province. National Road 1D with 19km in Binh Dinh Province out of 33km in total links Quy Nhon City to Song Cau District of Phu Yen Province on National Road 1A.

National Road 19 goes 70km in Binh Dinh and links the province to the Highlands, Northeastern Cambodia, Southern Laos and Thailand.

Coastal road Nhon Hoi - Tam Quan, 107km long, serves tourism development.

Western road An Nhon - Hoai Nhon, 112km long, is now under construction.

Provincial roads and almost all inter-district and inter-commune roads are covered with cement or asphalt concrete.

2. Railway

Like National Road 1A, National Railway goes 150km all the way through the province.

Dieu Tri Station, one of the 10 biggest train stations in Vietnam, 12 km from Quy Nhon downtown and Quy Nhon Sea Port, and terminals at all districts are of the railway network in the province. Vietnam Railways’ Express Trains run North-South and a couple of high-quality trains run between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon everyday.

3. Sea Ports

Quy Nhon International Port is one of the 10 biggest ports of Vietnam. Quy Nhon Port has well-sheltered anchorages, large berths and modern facilities capable of safely handling 30,000 DWT vessels.

Depth: 8.50m (average tide: 1.56m); Passage breadth: 80m. This passage will be dredged and expanded to be 11m in depth and 120m in breadth.

Location: 10km southwest of National Road 1A, 455 nautical miles from Hai Phong Port, 175 nautical miles from Da Nang Port, 90 nautical miles from Nha Trang Port, 280 nautical miles from Vung Tau. There are direct routes between Quy Nhon port and major ports of Asia.

Average capacity: about 4 million tonnes per year.

Thi Nai Port, next to Quy Nhon Port, but smaller with a total berth length of 268m and water depth of 4-6m, is able to handle vessels of 3,000 to 5,000 DWT. Present capacity: about 0.8 million tonnes per year.

Nhon Hoi seaport of Nhon Hoi Economic Zone with capacity of 12 million tonnes a year is under construction.

4. Airway

Phu Cat Airport is 30km north of Quy Nhon City.

Daily flights of Vietnam Airline and Mekong Airline between Phu Cat and Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi are available. Infrastucture for night flights is underway.

Vi. Electricity

The provincial electricity network includes lines of High Voltage, Low 35KV, 220KV and distributing transformer stations.

All the communes and wards of the province are provided with electricity: 158 communes and wards enjoy power from the national power-line grid. Only 1 isolated commune (Nhon Chau Island) uses diesel electric generators.

VIi. Water supply

The present capacity of water supply in Quy Nhon City is 45,000 m3 per day (to be raised to 48,000 m3).

The water supply capacity of Phu Tai Industrial Zone is 8,500 m3 per day.

The water supply capacity of Nhon Hoi Economic Zone is 12,000 m3 per day (phase 1, the water supply project with capacity of 9,000m3 per day is underway).

The water supply capacity of 9 townships in the province is 21,300 m3 per day.

VIIi. Post and TelecommunicationS

The provincial post and telecom network provides all kinds of services which can promptly meet the demands of information exchange and communication.

Until now, the total number of telephones in the whole province is almost 1.7 million (of which about 1.4 million are mobile phones and about 240,000 are landline phones), achieving 115 telephones/100people.

ix. Finance - banking SYSTEM

Various bank branches are now available in Binh Dinh: 20 state-owned and joint stock commercial banking branches, 27 credit funds and hundreds of transaction units of credit organizations.   These banks can meet loan demands in Vietnamese and foreign currencies and provide all banking services.

X. Mineral resources

Granite and a wide range of stones (in which red and yellow granite available nowhere else but Binh Dinh) for high quality construction materials are concentrated along main roads with a reserve of 700 million cubic metres.

Ilmenite (titanium) is mainly in Phu My, Phu Cat and Hoai Nhon Districts with a total reserve of approximately 2.5 million tons.

The bauxite ore in Vinh Thanh District has a reserve of 150 million tons.

Sand and quartz sand are distributed along the coast line, in the valleys and warps of shallow rivers with a reserve of around 14 million cubic metres.

There are 5 hot springs in Phu Cat, Vinh Thanh Districts and Quy Nhon City. The Long My hot spring, which is nearest to Quy Nhon, produces good quality mineral water (international standard) with an output of 50 million litres per year.

Kaolin is in Phu Cat District and Quy Nhon City with a reserve of approximately 25 million tons.

Clay for brick and tile industry is in Tay Son, An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc and Hoai Nhon Districts with a reserve of approximately 13.5 million cubic metres.

Gold: The main gold fields are in districts of Hoai An, Vinh Thanh and Tay Son with a reserve of approximately 22 tons.

Xi. Tourist potentials

Binh Dinh is the land of martial arts, the cradle of the 18th century farmer movement with the well-known name of National Hero Nguyen Hue or King Quang Trung and also the homeland that cultivated the talent of such famous cultural persons as Dao Tan, Han Mac Tu, Xuan Dieu, Che Lan Vien, Yen Lan, etc.; home to many kinds of traditional arts.

Binh Dinh used to be the ancient Capital of Champa Kingdom, and its relics include Do Ban (Vijaya) Citadel and 14 Cham Towers with unique architectural art.

The coastline is long with many beautiful bays, beaches, harmonious and attractive sea scapes such as: Tam Quan, Tan Thanh, Vinh Hoi, Trung Luong, Hai Giang, Salangane Island, Queen's Beach, Quy Hoa, Long Beach, etc. The province is now focusing its investment in tourism development, especially tourist infrastructure facilities.

Quy Nhon has now 105 hotels (four 4-star hotel-resorts, one 3-star hotel) with 2,446 rooms in total (1,536 international rooms). Some 4 - 5 star hotels and resorts are being planned for construction. 8 companies provide travelling service.

Binh Dinh has 231 historical cultural relics, including 33 relics certified by the Ministry of Culture and Information (now Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism) and 55 relics cerified by the People's Committee of Binh Dinh Province.

Traditional Festivals:

Dong Da Victory Festival, Taloc - Talec Victory Festival; Nhong Pass - Duong Lieu Victory Festival; Hill 10 Victory Festival; Seaside Cultural Festival (Fish Praying Festival); Buffalo Lancing Festival.

Traditional Craft Villages:

Bau Da rice liquor, fine art wooden products, pottery, Go Gang conical hats, Phuong Danh forged products, Song Thang noodle, coconut milk rice paper, sesame girdle cake.

Traditional Dishes:

Bánh hỏi (fine rice vermicelli) with pork, pinnate-leaf glutinous rice cake (filled with coconut flesh or green bean paste), Bau Da rice liquor, Song Thang noodle, Cho Huyen (District Market) fermented meat roll, rice paper (especially rice paper with coconut milk)…

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