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Vung Ang economic zone - Ha Tinh province

10/07/2009 09:45 am
Vung Ang economic zone - Ha Tinh province
CA - Ky Anh - a land of perfect natural beauty is located in the South of Ha Tinh Province. This land area is well known with Hoanh Son Quan and Ngang pass which is reflected in lyrics, poems and legends. Ky Anh have full favorable conditions in terms of forest, flats and sea potentiality to develop economic comprehensively.

Vung Ang Economic Zone extends 22.781 hectares, comprising 9 communes of Ky Nam, Ky Phuong, Ky Loi, Ky Long, Ky Lien, Ky Thinh, Ky Trinh, Ky Ha and Ky Ninh in Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province. Its Northern and Eastern parts look out to the Eastern Sea (South China Sea); it borders Quang Binh province to the South and communes of Ky Khang, Ky Tho, Ky Hai, Ky Hung and Ky Anh Township to the West. It is located on favourable topography as it leans its back on the mountains, looks its face to the sea, is about 60 km far from Ha Tinh province and Thach Khe iron mine to the North; it has Vung Ang - Son Duong deep water port complex which can accommodate vessels and ships between 50,000 and 150,000 deadweight tonnage (ships between 50,000-150,000 dwt); it locates on the North -South traffic axis and the East - West Economic Corridor. All of these are favorable for development.

The Vung Ang Economic Zone has a large land fund appropriate for industrial and urban development; in addition, its diversification in terms of topography is potential for the development of trade, services, eco- tourism, convalescence, and especially sea travel and beach tourist services.

Through National Highway No.1A, Ho Chi Minh Highway, and North - South railways, Vung Ang Economic Zone can be economically linked to all regions throughout the country. Taking the National Road No. 8A and 12A connecting to Ho Chi Minh Highway and Cau Treo and Cha Lo international border gates is the shortest route from a Vietnam’s seaport to areas in the Central regions of Lao PDR and provinces in the Northeastern region of Thailand, which is very favourable for the expansion  of economic cooperation and development in the region. From Vung Ang - Son Duong deep-water port, taking the international maritime route, it is quite easy to get to countries in South Asia, North America, and Europe.

Vung Ang Economic Zone will be developed into a multifunctional, multi-sectored one with the following focuses:

- Development of Metal refining industry (metallurgy industry) associated with the advantages in terms of natural resources, material sources (Thach Khe iron ore, Titanium, Manganese …), industries of mechanics, motor producing, consumer goods production, electronics, construction materials, ship building and repairing, labor consuming industries and other export oriented ones (which an area of 3000 hectares planned).
- Being a nationally huge center of thermo-electricity with its total generation capacity of 3600 MW located in the Central Region of Vietnam (At present, the construction of the first factory of 1200 MW has been started).

- With the advantages of a deep seaport, that is no deposit, to be out of the wind and considerable land fund available (about 1000 hectare) for construction of ports and post port services, it is very favorable to synchronously develop Vung Ang - Son Duong seaport complex. A step- by -step investment and an effective exploration of 27 existing port wharves in Vung Ang port and 30 wharves in Son Duong seaport will create favourable conditions for easily accommodating vessels and ships between 50,000 and 150,000 deadweight tonnage. In additions, with the development of port services and maritime transport services, Vung Ang will become an important gateway to the sea for  the North Central Region of Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand and other countries in the region.

- Together with the development of industries and port services, it will give priority for the development of trade, services, import - export, finance, banking… promotion of investment in eco-tourism (green forest, lake, gulfs…), beach tourism in Ky Ninh, Deo Con, Ky Nam – Ngang Pass (Deo Ngang).  This place has been a tourism linkage point within the province and in the North Central region of Vietnam.

Developing the new urban area in Vung Ang in  connection with Ky Anh township and the boosting of investment and development velocity of the Economic zone so that by 2015, it will have become a modern urban area, a city of industry, tourism  and services having close linkages with other economic zones and urban areas in the region, turning it into an important international linkage point contributing considerably to economic development of the Central Region and whole country.
Bui Sinh (compiled from websie Hatinh.gov.vn)

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