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Quang Nam

Geographic location:
 The province is bounded by Da Nang and Thua Thien Hue provinces to the North, by Quang Ngai and Kon Tum to the South, by Laos to the West and by the South China Sea to the East.

Area: 10,438.3 km2.

Topographic features: Topography consists of both mountain and plain. There are many mountains (even high mountains) and hills (accounting for 72% of the total area). Besides, there are coastal delta (accounting for nearly 25% of the total area), mainly found in the East along the national highway.
Administrative units: The province is divided into 2 towns (Tam Kỳ, Hội An) and 15 districts: Đông Giang, Tây Giang, Nam Giang, Phước Sơn, Hiệp Đức, Tiên Phước, South Trà My and North Trà My, Điện Bàn, Đại Lộc, Duy Xuyên, Thăng Bình, Quế Sơn, Núi Thành and Phú Ninh.

Population: 1,484,300 people (Statistics yearbook of 2007).

Natural resources: The province has the total natural land area of 1,040,514 hectares including 388,958 hectares of unused land (accounting for 37.38%). It has 125 km of coastal line with large fishing area of approx. 40,000 km2. The province’s annual seafood output is 90,000 ton. Besides, the province is rich in mineral resources, in which the largest ones are coal, gold, titan, graphite, tin, kaolin, limestone, granite, mineral water, etc. It also has large area of forestry land (512,800 hectares) with the annual exploitation output of 60,000-80,000 m2.

Tourism resources: The province is the meeting point of various cultures (Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Sa Huynh, Cham Pa, etc. with great potentiality for cultural tourism (material and immaterial cultures). Besides two international cultural heritages of Hoi An and My Son, the province also has hundreds of historical and cultural monuments and local special festivals.

Human resources: The province has a large number of young labourers but the trained ones are limited. Therefore, when setting its target to become an industrial province in 2010, the province has paid much attention to providing trainings to young labourers.

Transportation system: The system is quite convenient with 4 major means of transportation: roadway, waterway, railway and airways. Roadway: The province has over 400 km of national highways (No. 1A, 14B, 14D, 14E and Ho Chi Minh route), especially the national highways of 14B, 14D, 14E which are the important ones connecting the province with Laos through Dac Oc border gate (in Nam Giang district). Airway: At present, Chu Lai airport is used for domestic flights only and in the future, it will be improved to be for international flights in North-Asia, Pacific regions. Railway: the province has 95 km of North-South railway route with stations of Tra Kieu, Phu Cang, Tam Ky, Diem Pho and Nui Thanh. Seaway: The province’s Ky Ha deep water port situated in Chu Lai open economic zone and near Dung Quat economic zone (Quang Ngai province). From here goods will be transported to any country in the world and this place can be a convenient transit for international goods ships.

Power supply system: The majority of power supply in the province is from the national 500 KV national power network. Some rural areas use electricity generated by small hydro-electricity stations. At present, many high capacity hydro-electricity plants are being built in the provinces such as A Vuong in Dong Giang district, An Diem in Dai Loc district, hydro-electricity in Tranh river in North Tra My districts, etc. The province’s total electricity output is over 300 Kvh/year.

Post and Telecommunication system: The post and telecommunication services are available in every district, town of the province with the number of over 50,000 telephones connected to other countries in the world. Almost all post offices in the province can provide services of express mail (EMS, DHL), express monetary transfer, flower telegram, socio-economic answering service, page (107, 104), mobile phones, data transmission, collect call, card phone, etc.

Industrial zones: Besides Chu Lai open economic zone, the province has other 8 industrial zones: Dai Hiep IZ with the area of 40 hectares in Dai Hiep commune, Dai Loc district; Dien Nam – Dien Ngoc IZ with the area of 418 hectares in Dien Nam and Dien Ngoc communes, Dien Ban district; Thuan Yen IZ with the area of 230 hectares in Tam Dan commune, 2 km from Tam Ky town in the West; Truong Xuan IZ with the area of 10 hectares in South- West of the Tam Ky town center; Trang Nhat IZ with the area of 50 hectares in Dien Hoa and Dien Thang communes, Dien Ban district; East Que Son IZ with the area of 160 hectares in Que Cuong commune, Que Son district; Thanh Binh IZ with the area of 120 hectares in Binh Phuc commune, Thang Binh district; Tay An IZ with the area of 100 hectares in Duy Trung commune, Duy Xuyen district.

Services: Trading: it is planned to focus on import, export services, material trading and supply; prepare conditions for developing post – telecommunication, banking, finance, etc.

    Tourism: develop tourism centers such as beaches, sea and landscape tours, cultural and convalescence tours, etc.

Agriculture-Forestry-Fishery: Agriculture: it is planned to change to commodity production to ensure food safety, to increase the proportion of breeding to 50-55% of the total agricultural product value. Forestry: newly grow 22,000 trees annually, develop industrial crops such as cinnamon, rubber, tea, cocoa trees, timbers, local original paddy. Fishery: develop ships with high capacity of over 90 CV (over 500 ships for offshore fishing.

Industry: It is planned to focus on key industries such as agriculture – forestry – fishery product processing, mineral mining and processing, construction material production, textile – garment – footwear, engineering, electronics, assembly, traditional handicrafts.

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