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Thanh Hoa

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Thanh Hoa province is located in North Central Vietnam. The province is the gateway connecting the North and the Centre of Vietnam, 155km south of Hanoi, 1,560km from Ho Chi Minh city. The local traffic system is convenient, including: railways, Highway 1A, Ho Chi Minh Road linking the North and the South of Vietnam; Highway no.10, no.45, no.47 connecting Thanh Hoa with neighbor provinces; Highway no.217, the trans-Asia axis in the East-West corridor, linking Thanh Hoa and other Asean countries via Laos; Nghi Son deep seaport can accommodate ships of 30,000 to 50,000 DWT; the river system is convenient for both regional and international transport. The master plan of Nghi Son Economic Zone also includes a civil airport which is 30km from Thanh Hoa city to the south.  

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

Geographical position:

Thanh Hoa province is located in North Central Vietnam. The province is the gateway connecting the North and the Centre of Vietnam, 155km south of Hanoi, 1,560km from Ho Chi Minh city. The local traffic system is convenient, including: railways, Highway 1A, Ho Chi Minh Road linking the North and the South of Vietnam; Highway no.10, no.45, no.47 connecting Thanh Hoa with neighbor provinces; Highway no.217, the trans-Asia axis in the East-West corridor, linking Thanh Hoa and other Asean countries via Laos; Nghi Son deep seaport can accommodate ships of 30,000 to 50,000 DWT; the river system is convenient for both regional and international transport. The master plan of Nghi Son Economic Zone also includes a civil airport which is 30km from Thanh Hoa city to the south.  

 

Area:

Thanh Hoa has a natural area of 1,112,033 hectares, of which agricultural land is 245 367 ha; forestry land is 553,999 ha; aquaculture land is 10157 ha; unused land is 153,520 comprising several soil types suitable food trees, forest trees, industrial and fruit trees.

 

Population:

Current population of ThanhHoa is over 3.4 million, accounting for 4.3% of the population nationwide. The population in working age is 2.41 million, accounting for 64.8% of the population of the province. The workforce of the province are relatively young, have good educational level. The trained labour force is about 40%.

 

Socio-economic development:

GDP Growth: In the first 6 months of 2013, GDP of the whole province reached 11.2%, of which service sector increased 13.1%, industry and construction up 14% but agriculture, forestry and fisheries fell 2.5%.

 

Import, export and trade: The total retail sales of goods and service turnover are estimated to reach VND49,330 billion, an increase of 18% over the same period the previous year. Export value reached 920 million USD, increasing 25% Y/Y. Import value reached USD475 million, increasing 60% Y/Y.

 

FDI Attraction: 

 By end of 2013, Thanh Hoa granted investment certificates to 47 FDI projects with total investment capital of USD10,081. In 2013 alone,  four new projects capitalizing at USD79.5 million were granted with investment certificates; four projects increased their investment capital by USD2,841.7 million, making the total registered and increased capital in 2013 reach USD2,921.2 million, accounting for 13.5% of the nation’s FDI capital and placing Thanh Hoa  at 2nd position after Thai Nguyen in FDI attraction..

 

Infrastructure:

Road network: The road network of total 8,000km in length includes important national highway such as: National Highway 1A; Highway 10 running through the plains and coastal areas; the strategic road 15A; HoChiMinh highway running through the midland and mountainous area; Highway 45, 47 connecting coastal plains district with the mountainous and midland areas of province; Highway 217 connecting ThanhHoa with HuaPhan province of Laos.

 

Inland Waterways:

- ThanhHoa province has 1,600 km of waterway, of which 487 km has been exploited for ships having capacity from 20 to 1,000 DWT. LeMon port, 6km away from ThanhHoa city, has loading/unloading capacity of 300,000 tons / year and could accommodate vessels of 600 tons.

- Nghi Son deep-water port can accommodate ships of over 5000 DWT and is under investment to become an important hub port for logistics and international shipping.

 

Railways: North-South railroad running through the ThanhHoa province is of 92km long with 9 stations, facilitating the transportation of goods and passengers.

 

Electricity supply: Electricity supply network of ThanhHoa is being improved both in quantity and quality, ensuring a stable supply of electricity for production and daily life. Currently, the national grid covering the province area comprises 508 km of high voltage lines; 3,908 km of medium voltage lines, 4,229 km of low voltage power lines; The potential for hydropower development is relatively abundant and evenly distributed on rivers with a capacity of over 800 MW.

 

Water supply: Water supply system is being expanded to meet the requirements of living and production, especially in urban areas, towns, townships and industrial areas. Water plant MatSon and HamRong with current capacity of 30,000 m3 per day are preparing to expand to 50,000 m3 / day to ensure adequate water supply for ThanhHoa City, SamSon town and the industrial areas such as LeMon, DinhHuong. The province is building a water supply plant for the NghiSon economic zone and district-level towns.

 

Telecommunications: In recent years, telecommunication system of ThanhHoa has flourished and spreaded across the province, creating favourable conditions for national and international communication with modern modes such as telex, fax, internet. Currently, all of the communes and townships in the provincehave access to mobile phone network.

 

Potential for development:

Minerals: Thanh Hoa is one of the few provinces in Vietnam that has rich and various mineral resources; there are 296 mines and 42 kinds of minerals of large reserves comparing to the other province, such as: stone granite and marble (2 -3 billion m3), cement limestone (370 million tons), cement clay (85 million tons), chromium (about 21 million tons), iron ore (2 million tons) , secpentin (15 million tons), dolomite (4.7 million tons); there are also placer gold and other minerals.

 

Forest Resources: Thanh Hoa has a forest land area of 484 246 ha with wood reserves of about 16.64 million m3. Annual exploitation output may reach 50000-60000 m3. Especially, in the south west of the province, there is the Ben En National Forest. In the Northwest there is the natural reservation park of  Hu Pu, Pu Luong and Xuan Lien, which are the special-use forests for storage and protection of genetic species of plants and rare animals, and are also the attractive destinations for tourists.

 

Water Resource: Thanh Hoa has four major river systems, namely Hoat River, Ma River, Bang River and Yen River with a total length of 881 km and basin area of 39.756km2; total annual average water discharge volume is 19.52 billion m3. Rivers in Thanh Hoa flow through complex terrain, creating great potential for hydropower development. Ground water is also very rich in reserves and types because there are a full range of sedimentary rocks, metamorphic, and magma eruption.

 

Marine Resources: Thanh Hoa has 102 km of coastline and 17,000 km2 of territorial waters with large-reserves fishing grounds. Along the coast, there are 5 large inlets favorable for fishing boats sailing in and out. These are also the fishery centers of the province. At the mouth of the outlets, there are wide alluvial sediments of thousands of hectares, favorable for mariculture, rush cultivation, planting trees to break sea waves and salt production. The area of salt water in Me island, Bien Son island is suitable for garrupa, oysters and lobster farming in addition to tens of thousands of hectares of coastal salt water surface suitable for farming of hard shell species such as clams, oysters. Thanh Hoa sea has reserves of about 100,000-120,000 tons of seafood, with many kinds of seafood having high economic value.

 

Land Resources: Thanh Hoa has a natural land area of 1,112,033 hectares, of which agricultural land is 245 367 ha; forestry land is 553,999 ha; aquaculture land is 10 157 ha; unused land is 153,520 with different soil groups suitable for cultivation of food trees, forest trees, industrial and fruit trees.

 

Tourism resourses: Thanh Hoa, a province of great potential for tourism, is one of the major tourist destination in the country. With thousands of historic sites associated with the process of the national construction and defense of the Vietnamese people and wonderful landscapes such as Sam Son Beach, Hai Tien Resort (Hoang Hoa), Hai Hoa Resort (Tinh Gia), Ben En national Park (Nhu Thanh), Tu Thuc Cave (Nga Son), "god" fish stream (Cam Thuy), Tien Nong bird sanctuary (Trieu Son) etc. The advantage of geography, traffic and the hospitality of the Thanh Hoa people makes the province a very attractive destination for local and foreign tourists. Tourism development is one of the core program of the province in the coming time.

 

Orientation of investment attraction::

Investment is called for development of infrastructure, industrial production and high-tech agriculture, including power plants, seaports, urban areas and dairy projects.

 

Investment Incentives:

For the sectors regulated by Law: Investors shall enjoy the maximum incentives and have to perform the minimum obligations in the regulated framework.

For the sectors within the competence of the province:

 

* Compensation and site clearance

- The province is committed to ensure the progress of compensation and land clearance for investors to implement the project on schedule.

- Depending on specific project, the investors shall receive financial support for part of the total cost of compensation and site clearance.

- The province is committed to allocate adequate land area for development of material areas.

 

* Other incentives:

- The province shall assist investors in labour recruiting and training;

- The province shall invest in the development of infrastructure for the implementation of investment project.

- For special projects which contribute to the rapid transformation of economic structure and create a breakthrough in the development of the province, ThanhHoa will offer special incentives.

 

Econimic Zones and Industrial Parks in the province :

Nghi Son Economic Zone:

- Area: 18,611 ha

- Location: NghiSon economic zone (NghiSon EZ) is located 40km south of Thanh Hoa city, adjacent to Nghe An province and the East Sea, having special advantages for transportation by road, sea and railway.

- Infrastructure: Infrastructure facilities (electricity supply, water supply, roadnetwork and other services) in Nghi Son EZ are under stage-by-stage development, including: a deep-water seaport with 10 jetties, loading/unloading capacity of 10 million tons/year, able to accommodate ships of 50,000 DWT (two jetties for ships of 30,000 DWT have been constructed).

- Sectors calling for investment: Petrochemical industry, steel and manufacturing industry, building materials production, thermal power generation, chemical industry, ecotourism, and some others.

 

Le Mon Industrial Park (Le Mon IP):

- Area: 87.6 ha

- Location: This is a concentrated industrial zones which is located 5 km to the East of ThanhHoa city. Highway 47 runs through the IP connecting ThanhHoa City with SamSon town and other mountainous districts in the east of the province. .

- Infrastructure: Infrastructure in Le Mon Industrial Park has been developed synchronously including electricity and water supply system, communications network and other services.

- Sectors calling for investment: Investment is encouraged for projects using high technology; manufacturing and processing projects using raw materials in the province, employing big number of workers, producing high economic value goods for export; consumer goods production; textiles, footwear; agro-forestry and aquatic products processing; engineering, electronics and telecommunications equipment assemly.

 

Dinh Huong – Tay Ga Industrial Park:

- Area: 28.8 ha

- Location: on the northern gateway of ThanhHoa city, 2km from Thanh Hoa city centre, 7 km from LeMon port, 3 km from the North-South railway.

- Infrastructure: Infrastructure in Dinh Huong – Tay Ga Industrial Park has been developed synchronously including electricity and water supply system, communications network and other services.

- Sectors calling for investment:

+ Production and assembly of electronic components, telecommunications equipment;

+ Garment; packaging;

+ Production of household articles, fine arts;

+ Processing of  agro-forestry products, food, animal feed;

+ Engineering, assembly industry;

+ Services

 

Bim Son Industrial Park:

- Area: 566 ha

- Location: located in the North of province; 30km away from ThanhHoa city. Transportation is very convenient since the IP is contiguous to Highway 1A and the North–South railway, 110 km from Hanoi, 85km from NghiSon seaport. There is a railway station network, very convenient for gathering and transit of goods.

- Infrastructure: Infrastructure in the IP has been developed synchronously including electricity and water supply system, communications network and other services.

- Sectors calling for investment: With the advantage of space and infrastructure, BimSon industrial park is calling for investment in manufacture of high-quality construction materials, steel structures, mechanicals, electronics, high-tech products; textiles etc.

 

Lam Son Industrial Park:

- Area: The planned area is 1,000 hectare. Currently, 300 hectares have been developed.

- Location: in ThoXuan district; 40km west of ThanhHoa city, next to 15A Highway and HoChiMinh Highway.

- Infrastructure: Infrastructure in the IP has been developed synchronously including electricity and water supply system, communications network and other services.

- Sectors calling for investment: cane-sugar and after-sugar products; paper, pulp; food and forest products processing; mechanical manufacturing and assembly;  fertilizers and chemicals.

 

Projects calling for investment (period 2011 – 2015):  

 

 

* In Nghi Son Economic Zone: 7 projects.

- Development of a Chemical Industrial Park;

- Tools and mechanical manufacturing.

- Development and commercial operation of infrastructure in IPs located west of Highway 1A;

- Development of Thanh Hoa Civil Airport;

- Manufacture of alloy ingots, steel shapes, steel plates, steel rolls  (chromium alloy, stainless steel, heat resistant steel, ferosilic ...).

 

* Projects outside Nghi Son Economic Zone: 25 Projects.

- Bio-fertilizer production;

- Production of plastic details and technical rubber;

- Plants Protection Production of Biological Origin.

- Foodstuff Enzim Production.

- Production of High Class Adjuvants and Adjuvants from starches.

- Car Spare Parts Manufacture and Assembly.

- Agricultural Machinery Assembly and manufacture.

- Refractory materials production.

- Development of a complex park for manufacturing high quality industrial products.

- Fiber Optic Production.

- Production of audiovisual equipment, sound, communications equipment.

- Healthcare equipment manufacture.

- Production of high-grade plastic products.

- Production of electric materials and cable.

- Manufacture of semiconductor and computer components (CD, DVD ...).

- Manufacture of computer and new generation peripherals.

- Development of infrastructure in Industrial Parks.

- Development and commercial operation of infrastructure in Ngoc Lac Industrial Park.

- Development of Lam Kinh - Ho Dynasty Citadel Historial-Cultural Tourist Park and the surrounding area.

- Development of Quang Cu Eco-tourism Resort.

- Development of Ham Rong Tourist Park.

- Development of Sao Vang Golf Course

- Development of the New Urban Park in Thanh Hoa City Centre.

- Development of the New Urban Area south of Thanh Hoa City.

- Development of Ngoc Lac New Urban Area.

- Construction of Thanh Ha General Hospital.

 

# LIST OF PROJECTS OF CALLING FOR INVESTMENT INTO PROVINCES 

 

No  Project  Location  Scale (ha)  Investment  Form of investment  Contact 
  THANH HOA PROVINCE
1 Factories of manufacturing wood floor board and particleboard from bamboo Districts included: Thuong Xuan, Quan Hoa, Quan Son, Lang Chanh 2 million m2/year 4.8 million USD FDI, DI Thanh Hoa Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Center.
Add: No 41 Le Loi Avenue, Lam Son Ward, Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province.
Tel: 0373.853.368
Fax: 0373.716.866
2 Ecotourism sites of Ben En, Pu Hu, Pu Luong, Cam Luong, Cua Dat - Xuan Lien Districts included: Nhu Thanh, Thuong Xuan, Quan Hoa, Ba Thuoc, Cam Thuy 5.263 ha 85.7 million USD FDI, DI
3 Cao Lanh Plant Lang Chanh and Ba Thuoc Districts 200.000 tons/year 2.4 million USD FDI, DI
4 Assembling plant for automobile, tractors and spare parts Ngoc Lac District 400.000 products/year 47.6 million USD FDI, DI
5 Cattle meat processing plant Districts: Thach Thanh, Ngoc Lac, Nhu Xuan 30.000 tons/year 9.5 million USD FDI, DI
6 Construction of industrial garment factories along Ho Chi Minh route Districts: Thach Thanh, Cam Thuy, Ngoc Lac, Nhu Xuan 10 million products/year 14.3 million USD FDI, DI
7 Fodder plant Districts: Thach Thanh, Quan Hoa 100.000 tons/year 1.4 million USD FDI, DI
8 Processing plant of exporting bamboo shoots Districts: Ngoc Lac, Ba Thuoc 10.000 tons/year 1.9 million USD FDI, DI
9 Fertilizer plant Districts: Ngoc Lac, Thach Thanh 30.000 tons/year 3.8 million USD FDI, DI
10 Plant for manufacturing herbal material and synthetic pharmaceuticals Thach Quang Industrial Park, Thach Thanh District Pharmaceutical materials for medicine production 9.5 million USD FDI, DI
11 Development investment of materials area for exporting knitted rattan Moutainous and midland districts 1000ha, capacity of 50m products/year 2.9 million USD FDI, DI A
12 Development investment of materials area and processing area for products from bamboo (activated carbon, crafts...) Districts: Quan Hoa, Quan Son, Lang Chanh, Ba Thuoc 67.772 ha, floor board: 60.000 m3/year, compressed bamboo 40.000 m3/year 23.8 million USD FDI, DI
13 Fodder processing plant Ngoc Lac District 10.000 tons/year 4.8 million USD FDI, DI
14 Business investment of the infrastructure of Ngoc Lac Industrial Park Ngoc Lac District 150 ha 7.1 million USD FDI, DI

 

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