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Southern Central Coast / Ninh Thuan


General information

- Geographic location:
The province is bounded by Khanh Hoa province to the North, by Lam Dong province to the West, by Binh Thuan province to the South and by the sea to the East.

- Area:
3,358 km2.

- Topographic features: Topography consists of 3 types: mountain, plain and coast.

- Administrative units:
The province is divided into Phan Rang – Thap Cham city and 6 districts: Ninh Sơn, Ninh Phước, Ninh Hải, Bác Ái, Thuận Bắc.and Thuan Nam

- Population:
565,700 people

- Natural resources
: The province has 60,113 hectares of agricultural land, 159,895 hectares of forestry land, 12,673 hectares of specialized land, 2,880 hectares of residence land, 100,443 hectares of stream and stone mountain land; the rest is unused land. With 150 km of coastal line, the province’s fishing area is in area favourable for seafood exploitation (500 marine species) with various and plentiful source of income. Besides, the province has many mineral resources such as Wonfram, Molipden, tin, rock crystal, sand for making glass, clay for making pottery, etc.

- Tourism resources
: Ninh Thuan is a picture harmonizing among plain, mountain and sea with many beautiful places of interest such as Ninh Chu, Ca Na beaches, Ngoan Muc mountain pass, Vinh Hy bay, Cham towers with hundreds of historical & cultural monuments and objects such as Poklong Garai tower, Porome tower, Hoa Lai tower, etc. which remained the intact.

- Human resources
:  The number of working labour was 350,000 in 2010 accounting for 60% the population.Trained labor accounted 25-30% in 2010.

- Transportation system:
The system is quite convenient with national highways (No. 1A, No. 27 to Da Lat and South Central Highlands) and the North-South railway running through. There are roads for cars to the centres of all communes. Besides, Ninh Thuan is situated near Cam Ranh airport and Ba Ngoi goods port (1 one 10 biggest sea port of the country). Ninh Thuan is connected with any other place nationwide by roadway, railway and airway.

- Power supply system:
All communes and 95% households are supplied with electricity by the national power network. The system will be expanded to serve the province’s key economic zones.

- Water supply system: At present, the province has 4 water supply plants: Cham Tower (with the capacity of 52,000 m3/day), Tan Son Ninh Son Phuoc Danh Ninh Phuoc and Ca Na – Phuoc Namto ensure enough water supply to Phan Rang – TC town, townlets and surroundings. Du Long and Phuoc Nam water supply plants are being constructed to supply water for industrial zones and local households.

- Post and telecommunication system:
The system has been improved and modernized to ensure domestic and foreign communication from the province with reasonable prices and high quality such as high-speed information network.

- Industrial zones:
Ninh Thuan has 2 Industrial zones which are Du Long IZ (300 hectares) planned in Cong Haicommune and Loi Hai commune, Ninh Hai district and Phuoc Nam IZ (250-300 hectares) planned in Phuoc Nam commune, Ninh Phuoc district.
Economic status
- Growth rate: The averages economic growth rate was 10.4% per year in the period of 2006-2010.
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