Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Travel - Binh Duong

Binh Duong province is a domain in the Southeast, the northern borders Binh Phuoc province, the southern city borders. Ho Chi Minh City, adjacent to the east of Dong Nai province, west of Tay Ninh province borders.

Binh Duong has land in rubber and coffee, gray areas, where breeding of grass and flowers growing color; River delta area of compensation, where there are many rice fields, gardens, fruit trees such as Lai Thieu, popular with all types: private durian, cut bamboo shoots, legs legs, the women's meetings ... There are big rivers flowing through the provinces as part: Dong Nai river, river Saigon River and the Ministry with canals, rivers, the water supply for irrigation in the field and create conditions for wherry boat travel convenience.

Climate: There are two distinct seasons, dry season from 11 months to 4 years later, the rainy season from 5 months to 10 months. Average temperature in 27 º C.

Potential economic development and tourism

Thu Dau Mot Town on describing Ngan Saigon River, a land belonging to Gia Dinh past, with more than 300 year history. Here populous, with many sectors of the traditional famous as pottery, lacquer, wood sculpture ... Binh Duong province is under regional economic development of the south: Dist. Ho Chi Minh City - Dong Nai - Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Binh Duong is a small city and doesn't have too much to offer to Vietnam Travel visitors.

Binh Duong is the gateway to the north of Saigon, before the areas of the slashing and long in the war with France and the U.S. (especially in Ben Cat district). To Binh Duong visitors can take the tourist route along the river Saigon, from the garden left to Lai Thieu town Thu Dau Mot, the region's oil English. The route along the Dong Nai River, the National Road 13, 741 provincial road links to the monuments and attractions such as Binh Phuoc Loc Ninh, Thac Mo, Ba mountain out, Clearing Post, Clearing Dop, Soc Bom Bo, regional tourism Sóc Xiem a calendar.


Transportation of Binh Duong quite convenient routes are Highway 13 and Highway 14 throughout the province, many provincial road links connecting the region. Thu Dau Mot Town city ways. 30km Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi months 1740km, 129km of Tay Ninh, Bien Hoa (Dong Nai) 40km.

HCMC, Binh Duong step up infrastructure connection

In the meeting in Binh Duong, officials of the two services of Communications and Public Works discussed plans to build and upgrade roads and bridges that link up the two localities. On the agenda were also joint sanitation projects to improve the environment.

HCMC officials suggested pooling resources to build a bridge named Phu Long 2 that will link the city's District 12 with Lai Thieu Town of Binh Duong.

The new bridge, which will be built late this year on the upper section of the Saigon River, will replace the existing Phu Long Bridge, which is deteriorating and deterring normal traffic flow.

Officials on both sides agreed that the current bridge could not ensure the increasing traffic flow, thus hindering business activities and the livelihood of people in the areas.

The new bridge, planned to be 300 meters long and 16 meters wide, will require an estimated investment capital of VND270bil, or US$17mil. Both sides will contribute funds for the project.

Besides, HCMC and Binh Duong will also share the cost for upgrading the current Phu Long Bridge and a 2.7-km section of Interprovincial Road 43 linking Thuan An District of Binh Duong and Thu Duc District of HCMC.

The cost for site clearance and building approach roads on each side of the bridge will be the responsibilities of the two localities, respectively.

Apart from these infrastructure projects, officials also agreed on joint sanitation projects.

Canada eyes building vocational college in Binh Duong

The province’s industry has been developing at the most impressive speed in Vietnam, so the demand for vocational training will be great, said Brian Allemekinders, adding that the college should be established as soon as possible.

According to Nguyen Van Hiep, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Binh Duong needs ten more colleges and universities to train the province’s workforce between now and 2020, when it expects to have more than 30 industrial zones and an estimated population of over two million.

“The province is in urgent need for trained labours, especially highly skilled ones,” Hiep said.

Binh Duong currently hosts a number of private vocational colleges and foreign-invested schools, including the Vietnam-Singapore Technical School, which trains some 10,000 workers each year.
The Canadian agency has worked with a local company on the location for the future school and investment procedures.

Binh Duong brings in the money

The industrial parks attracted 124 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and 38 domestic ones in 2008.

Currently, the industrial parks house a total of 984 FDI projects and 296 domestic ones, enhancing production in the province’s key industrial sectors.

Moreover, the industrial parks have created jobs for 31,000 labourers in 2008. There are 250,000 labourers working in the industrial parks.

Binh Duong Province currently has 27 industrial parks with a total area of 8,877ha.

The industrial parks have contributed 60–65 per cent of the province’s industrial production value and 34 per cent of export turnover.

Most of the industrial parks in Binh Duong Province have registered environmental standards with the government and applied measures to minimise pollution.

However, a minority of enterprises have violated environmental standards, leading to pollution in certain areas of the province.