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Dong Nai, potentialities of investment opportunities and development (Part 2)

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The GDP of the province increases 13.2%/year on average. Of which, industry, construction invery crease 14.5%, service 15%, agroforestry-fishery 4.5%. Scale of GDP in 2010 reached 75,137 billion VND (equivalent to US$ 4.13 billion), 2.5 times higher than in 2005. GDP per capita in 2010 is 29.65 million dongs (1.629 USD), 2.1 times higher in 2005.


-Economic structure shifts properly as directed, the proportion of industry-construction increased from 57% in 2005 to 57.2% in 2010, services from 28% to 34% and agro- forestry-fishery from 14.9% to 8.7%. Labor structure also shifts dramatically towards reducing the proportion of workers in the agricultural sector from 45.5% in 2005 to 30% in 2010, non-agricultural workers increases from 54.5% in 2005 to 70% in 2010.


-Export turnover averagely increases 17.2%/year, higher than the rate of the period 2001-2005.


-Average growth rate of investment capital in the social development is 19.1%/year. For 5 years from 2006 to 2010, the total investment capital for the social development reaches 121,500 billion dongs. The speed of average revenue is 12.5%/year, total revenues account for about 23% of annual GDP on average.


-For 5 years from 2006 to 2010, 11 industrial parks have been developed raising the total number of IPs established in the province to 30 with the land area of 9,573 ha. As of 2010, there are total 43 industrial clusters in the province with the total area of 2,143 ha, of which two industrial clusters have been completed infrastructure investment, 6 industrial clusters are being invested for infrastructure and the rest are in the process of compensation for ground clearance and taking investment procedures.


-The rate of urban unemployment in 2010 falls to 2.6%. Labour structure in 2010 is as follows: industryconstruction sector: 39.1%; service: 30.9%, agriculture: 30%.


-The rate of trained employees reaches 53% in 2010, and the rate of vocational-trained employees is 40%.


-The rate of permanent classrooms reaches 100%. The schools meeting the national standards in 2010 are as follows: preschool: 12%, elementary school: 12%, secondary school: 15%, high school: 20%.


- At the end of 2010, 86% of hamlets, residential areas and 94% households have been granted with the title of cultural ones; 98% organs have cultural life.


-The rate of poor households as the standard of 2006 to 2009 is below 1% and 4.27% as the standard of 2009 to 2010.


-The rate of malnourished children below 5 years old as of 2010 remains 14.5%.


- In 2010, it is expected that the province has about 257 medical establishments. 100% of communes have medical stations, 100% of health stations has midwives, 100% of residential quarters have the trained medical staff who are entitled to the benefit of the state.


There are total 19 polyclinics and specialized hospitals and 13 clinics in the province with 5,675 beds, reaching the rate of 19 beds/ten thousand people. There are 5,703 medical staff, reaching the rate of 22.5 medical staff/ten thousand people. There are 1,267 physicians, reaching the rate of 5 physicians/ ten thousand people.


- The rate of households using electricity in 2010 reaches 99%.


- The rate of households using fresh water in 2010 in urban area reaches 98% and in rural area reaches 90%.


- Collecting and treating medical wastes reaches 100%; harmful wastes of 60% and household wastes of 80%.


- The rate of green tree coverage as of 2010 reaches 54.3%, of which forest coverage proportion of 29.76%.


Natural resources: Dong Nai Province has many rich and diversified resources, including mineral resources such as gold, tin, zinc; many quarries, mines of kaolin, peat, clay, river sand, forest and water resources, etc.


- In addition, Dong Nai Province has also developed aquatics based on dams and rivers. In particular, the area of Tri An Lake is 323km2 and there are over 60 rivers and canals, which are favorable for the development of a number of sea products such as fish, shrimp, etc.


Traffic system: Dong Nai has achieved strong growth in investment in upgrading the transport system, especially roadway transport. The highway system with the total length of 244.5 km has been upgraded and expanded to meet the standard of grade I, II in plain region (highway 1, highway 51), level III in plain region as highway 20 (the section of the road to Da Lat running through the province is 75-km long and has been asphalted). 3,112 km of asphalt and asphalt concrete road have been newly constructed and upgraded.


The road system in the province is 3,339 km in length, of which there are nearly 700 km of asphalted roads. In addition, the system of roads under the commune’s management, in farms, plantations, and IPs has created an uninterrupted transport network leading to every places; 100% communes and wards have had automobile road leading to the center.


As planned in the near future, the system of expressway to Bien Hoa-Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay, the railway system of Bien Hoa-Vung Tau, deepwater port system of Vung Tau-Thi Vai-Go Dau, Long Thanh International Airport, gas pipeline from Vung Tau passing through Dong Nai Province to Ho Chi Minh City, provincial road 769 connecting to highway 20, highway 1 and highway 51,... will make a complete transportation network to serve for the socio-economic development needs of the locality and the region.


Port system:

- Long Binh Tan Port on Dong Nai River: about 800m to the right of Highway 1 in the direction of Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, a 60-meter wharf with the capacity of 460,000 tons/year for 2,000 GRT vessel. A landing barge has been built and put into operation recently.


- Go Dau A Port on Thi Vai River: about 2km to the right of Highway 51 in the direction of Bien Hoa to Vung Tau. Currently, the largest size of vessel receive is about 2,000 GRT, after dredging it can receive 10,000-DWT vessels.


- Go Dau B Port on Thi Vai River: about 2.5km to the right of Highway 51 in the direction of Bien Hoa to Vung Tau. Currently, this port has been put into use and shall be upgraded to reach 10million tons/year.


Both ports are capable of receiving 15,000-DWT vessels. In addition, there are also Phuoc Thai, Super Lan Long Thanh ports,… National railway system runs throughout the province: With a total length of 87.5 km of 12 stations: Gia Huynh, Trang Tao, Gia Ray, Bao Chanh, Xuan Loc, An Loc, Dau Giay, Bau Ca, Trang Bom, Long Lac, Ho Nai and Bien Hoa, this railway system is the important artery connecting Dong Nai Province to the North and Ho Chi Minh City.

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