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KIEN GIANG DEVELOPMENT PLANT BY 2015 AND VISION TO 2020

In addition to developing Rach Gia city into a powerful sea economic centre, Kien Giang province will drive Ha Tien into a big tourism and service centre in the region and develop Phu Quoc island into high-level sea eco-tourism centre in the region.
Moreover, the province will intensify argicultural and forestry developement in the island with priority to preserving its ecosytem and creating harmonious enviroment for tourism service; maintaining local seafood production and expansion into new seawaters; boosting aquaculture with focus on high-value species, specialties and ornamental fishes to serve tourism and exports; developing food and beverage industries, production of consumed goods, jewelleries, souvenirs, mainternance service for seagoing transport and seafood processing, breeding and netting; forming some industrial complexes in Duong To and An Thoi to facilitate clean and hightech industries to serve tourism and exports.
The provine will not only build synchronic infrastructure for water drainage, post and telecommunications to serve rapid development, ensure nation security and defence in island but also place attention to construction ofd mainroads connection An thoi to Duong Dong and Bai thom, roads around the island and supporting roads in tourism sites and residential areas as well as building tourism ports in the Dat Do bay, Duong Dong and Bai Vong ports; cargo ports of An Thoi and Vinh Dam and some passenger ports to serve tourism services.
The province will also build a diesel-fuelled power plant, develop wind energy, build undersea power cable to bring electricity to the island as well as synchronic power grids in the island and place due attention to construction of Duong To international airport to serve two million passengers per year once fully operational in 2010.
Besides nucleus urban area of Rach Gia-Ha tien-Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province plans to build four ecological areass from now to 2010 and a vision through 2020, comprising Long Xuyen quadrangle, the western Hau River, Ca Mau peninsullar, and etc. Each economic zone will have a centre for developement of other supporting urban areas.
The province will allocate an area of 2,366 square kilometres for industrial and service development in the Long Xuyen quadrangl, accounting for 37,7 percent of the provincal total acreage. The area comprises of Ha Tien border gate special zone covering and towns of the Ha Tien Township to develop high-value economic sectors with focus on services in combination with insdustry, agriculture and fishery. Remaining districts of Kien Luong, Hon Dat, Rach Gia City and a part of Tan Hiep and Chau Thanh districts should focus on service and industry in combination with argiculture, forestry and aquaculture. The western Hau River area should focus on high-yield rice and argo product processing industry development with a total area of 1,334 square kilometres, representing 21 percent of the provincial acreage, covering districts of Go Quao, Giong Rieng and part of Tan Hiep district. The Ca Mau penisular will place focus on the development of fishery, forestry and agriculture with a total area of 1,879 square kilometres, accouting for 30 percent of the provincal acreage, covering district of An Bien, An Minh, and Vinh Thuan. The Hai Dao area "island area" that has acreage of 690 square kilometres covering Kien Hai and Phu Quoc districts, accounting for 11,3 percent of the provincial acreage, will focus on development of service, industry, fishery and tourism.

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