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Binh duong

Binh Duong is located in the south of Vietnam. It is surrounded by Binh Phuoc to the north, Tay Ninh to the west, Dong Nai to the east, and Ho Chi Minh City to the south. Binh Duong has bazan that is convenient for rubber and coffee trees; alluvial deposits region with many paddy and fruit gardens.The network of rivers and canals are complete with Dong Nai, Sai Gon, Be rivers...

: 2,696.2km2

Topographic features: The province is quite flat stable and firm subsoil. Popular are ancient successive alluvial hills with 3-150 slope.
Administrative units: Include Thủ Dầu Một town and 6 district of Dầu Tiếng, Bến Cát, Phú Giáo, Tân Uyên, Thuận An and Dĩ An.

Population: 1,022,700 (Year 2007)

Natural resources: Dien Bien has diverse and plentiful natural resources suitable for developing crops, farm produce, short-term industrial plants and afforestation. Dien Bien does not have many kinds of mineral but still have some major mineral mines of fat coal in Thanh An, Kaolin in Huoi Pha, mineral sand gold in Da river source, etc. Despite having smail deposits, these mines are quite important resources for developing industry and small scale industry in the province.

Tourism resources: The province has great potentiality for developing tourism with Dien Bien Phu historical monument, Muong Phang campaign’s command post which are very valuable resources. Other places of interest are Pa Khoang lake, Hua Pe hot mineral stream, U Va lake, Muong Luan waterfall, Le Loi stele, etc. 

Human Resource: In 2001, Binh Duong had a population of 769.946 people. Number of labourers accounted for 59,9% of the population with high proportion of young labourers and traditional skillful labourers. The number of labourers who graduated graduated from universities or higher level was 6.272, accounting for 4,74% total labour force; Professional school graduates and equivalent labourers were 21.268, accounting for 16,02%.

Tourism: With the advantages of natural resources and value of 300 year civilization, Binh Duong has implemented various tourist activities with specific services and tours to beautiful landscapes along Sai Gon river, historical monuments, traditional festivals, and professional villages…

"Transportation system: Transportation system is quite convenient. The system is connected with important national highways No. 1A, No.13, 14, 22,51, Highway Biên Hòa - Tân Uyên – National highways No.13. Trans-Asia railway (to be completed in the future) Hồ Chí Minh city - Phnôm Pênh - Bangkok will go from the north to the south of the province, connecting its industrial and urban areas with material zones in the northern part of the province and in the Highlands.

- Power supply system: Bình Dương has various systems of national power grids from North to South. 100% of communes have connected to national grids. 92,3% households have supplied with electricity for their daily lives and production activities. Sóng Thần transformer station has capacity of 40 MVA, Tân Định station has capacity of 40 MVA; grid line Đồng Xoài – Phước Hòa and Phước Hòa station has capacity of 140 MVA; thermal power plant of 150 MVA in Việt Nam – Singapore industrial zone has been built. Another thermal power plant of 150 - 200 MVA to supply for other local industrial zones has also been built.

Post and telecommunication system: 100% stations have been equipped with digital switchboards and digital technology. The services of telephone, fax, telex, gentex, data transmition are dual automatic with international standards; Optical cable system has been built in the town of Thủ Dầu Một, Thuận An district and industrial zones; In 2002 the telephone usage proportion  was 13,8 set/100 persons.

Bình Dương has the following industrial zones: Vietnam - Singapore (500ha), An Hoà (158ha), Bình Đường (24ha), Đại Năng (274ha), Đồng An (133ha), Kim Huy (205ha), Nam Tân Uyên(330,5ha), Phú Gia (133ha), Sóng Thần I (180ha), Sóng Thần II (319ha), Sóng Thần III (533ha), Tân Đông Hiệp A (47ha), Tân Đông Hiệp B (164ha), Việt Hương I (45ha), Việt Hương II (250ha)."
Growth rate: From 1997 to 2006 average annual economic growth rate is 15,2%, ranking the first in the southern economic zone. Annual budget income increased 24, 4% per year with 5.864,7 billion VND in 2006.

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