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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:59


Ha Tinh Province – a northern region of central Vietnam – is contiguous to Nghe An Province in the north, Quang Binh Province in the south, the East Sea in the east, and Laos in the west. It is some 340 km distant from Hanoi to the north, and 1,248 km distance from Ho Chi Minh City to the south. It covers on 6,025.6 square kilometers, and is home to 1.3 million people, 52.6% of whom are in legal labor age. With convenient location and the rise of Vung An Economic Park, International Cau Treo Border Gate Park, and a deep sea port cluster of Vung An – Son Duong, Ha Tinh becomes an important convergence of transport between Vietnam and Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, China.



Forest resource

Ha Tinh has strengths on economic development of forests that cover 365,577 ha, of which 299,603 ha have been afforested and 65,974 ha have not been covered, so far. There are over 86 species and 500 kinds of wood, including specious wood such as ironwood, bassia, teak, sindora, pamu, and rare animals such as antelopes, tigers, cheetahs, black deer, goats, pheasants, lophuras, and species of reptile. Furthermore, a 52,882ha Vu Quang National Park and a 21,759ha Ke Go Natural Reserve may be used as an interesting ecological tourist area.


Sea resource

Ha Tinh coast stretches 137 km, and its water coverage is 18,000 square kilometers that are home to 267 species of fish, 60 of which are rather valuable to economy, and over 20 kinds of shrimps. Thus, the fishing ground is comfortable to catch and process seafood.


The coast is endowed with fine sand beaches, backed by mountains, of Xuan Thanh, Chan Tien, Thach Hai, Thien Cam, Ky Ninh, and Deo Con… They are potential tourist areas that have been planned and are ready to call on investors who want to pump their money into their investment projects.


Mineral resources

There are types of minerals such as titan, gold, manganese, tin, granite rock, and mineral water. Thach Khe Iron Mine with deposits of 540 million tons, the biggest iron mine in South East Asia, makes up 60% of national reserve. Its content is between 61.39 and 62.38%. Titan has deposits of over 5.3 million tons. Granite rock at some 1 billion m3 is used for high quality projects. Mineral hot water with 76oC that has mean discharge of over 400 m3 a day is located near a 30,000ha special use forest, which makes it possible for investors to tap and set up ecological tourist areas.





Ha Tinh has 5 routes of crossing national roads with 383 km total length comprising national Road 1, Ho Chi Minh Road, rail way, National Road 8 connecting Hong Linh Town with Laos and Thailand at Cau Treo Border Gate, National Road 12A connecting Vung A Economic Park with Northeast Thailand at Chalo Border Gate. Ha Tinh, a big gateway, with strengths of East-West Economic Corridor, directly influences the route of Laos and Northeast Thai.


Ha Tinh is endowed with Vung Ang Port, which receives 500 tonnage vessels, and Son Dung Deep Water Port, which receives 30,000 tonnage vessels, and Xuan Hai Port doing 3,000 tonnage vessels, which keeps it potential to build up sea ports.


As regards airway, an airport is some 50 km and 100 km away from Ha Tinh and Vung Ang Economic Park respectively. In addition, another airport in Dong Hoi, Quang Binh Province serves domestic flights to Ho Chi Minh City or to Ha Noi.



National grids of 110V, 220V, and 500V run across Ha Tinh. In Vung Ang Economic Park, the Government planned a thermo-electronic cluster at capacity of 4,800 MW, of which 1,200 MW will be finished by 2012 by Vietnam Electricity Group. Vung Ang 2 thermo-electronic plant will get started.



Abundant surface water comes from a network of rivers, canals, damps. There are 3 rivers, big and small, 266 lakes, and 15 damps at total volume of 1,600 million m3 . To date, big irrigational works have been built up to provide water for production and life.


Labor and Education

The number of people in legal labor age accounts for 52.6% of population, 20% of whom are trained. Annual highschool graduates are between 20,000 and 25,000, which is a huge labor resource.


Increasingly improved education makes it possible to scale up qualifications for laborers from now on. Currently, Ha Tinh avails one university, four colleges, secondary vocational schools, and 33 vocational locations.

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