Tay Bac – the strategic area of extremely economic importance of the S-shaped land. This is also an area of various potentials and advantages in the terms of mineral resources, tourism and port economy. 


The Northwest area gathers 12 Northern mountainous and midland Provinces, including Bac Can, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Phu Tho, Son La, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai and Western districts of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An Province. The total natural area falls at about 109. 245 km2, making up for approximately 33% of the country area.

Despite of being an area of rich natural resources and leading potentials in the country in the terms of land, natural resources and mineral resources...Northwest area is not an exception of  difficulties and limitations. For example, in comparison to the whole nation, this area still suffers from poverty and the transportation among different locations in the area as well as among the area and others in the country remain inconvenient.

As a support to Northwest area in socio-economic development, for years the Party and the Government have laid their special concern in this area, issuing a lot of investment policies and incentives aimed at enhancing the socio-economic living conditions. In the execution of Resolution No. 37-NQ/TW of the Ministry of Politics, the Government has spent a huge amount of capital on the area through various National programs, targets, 135 Program, National projects, programs and projects with the use of Government bonds, educational bonds, other targeted supports and through many projects and programs under the Government’s action plan. A lot of National projects which have been deploying in the area shall be the premise for economic development and social security.


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