Dien Bien is a mountainous, borderland province. The north is contiguous to Lai Chau, the east and North-East is contiguous to Son La, the North-East is contiguous to Yunnan (China), the west and South-West border on People Republic of Laos. Dien Bien is 500 kilometers far from Ha Noi by roadway and have been approved by Government for establishing flight routes to some countries in Southern-Asia such as Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar.
Natural resources: Dien Bien has diverse and plentiful natural resources suitable for developing crops, farm produce, short-term industrial plants and afforestation. Dien Bien does not have many kinds of mineral but still have some major mineral mines of fat coal in Thanh An,Kaolin in Huoi Pha, mineral sand gold in Da river source, etc. Despite having small deposits, these mines are quite important resources for developing industry and small scale industry in the province.
Travel resources: The province has great potentiality for developing tourism with Dien Bien Phu historical monument, Muong Phang campaign’s command post which are very valuable resources. Other places of interest are Pa Khoang lake, Hua Pe hot mineral stream, U Va lake, Muong Luan waterfall, Le Loi stele, etc.
Traffic: Unlike other mountainous provinces, Dien Bien has a diversified transportation network including roadway, airway and waterway. There are 3 national highways crossing the province: National highways No. 6A, No. 12 and No. 279. Besides, Dien Bien Phu Airport constructed during French domination is Being upgraded to become an international airport with airlines to Southeast Asia countries. The province has a dense stream and river system but not favourable for developing waterway transportation bec
Power system: The National grid supplies all 9 political centers of districts via Son La-Dien Bien 100KV line. It is planned to continue to develop a reserve line from Muong Te (Lai Chau) to Muong Nhe
Water system: All urban areas in Dien Bien were supplied with clean water, in which Dien Bien city, Tuan Giao district, Tua Chua, Muong Cha were supplied with industrially treated water. 80% rural areas were supplied by water installations.
Post and Telecommunication Systems: Mobile phone waves and landline cover all urban areas and towns. In Dien Bien Phu city and center of districts, there are internet service with broadband (ADSL) and Internet access via 3G services provided by Vinaphone and Viettel.
GDP growth rate 2021: 6.01%
Up to now, Dien Bien has 1 FDI projects with the total investment capital is about 3 million US dollars.
Infrastructure, health-care service, environment protection, food-processing, agriculture, forestry.
DIEN BIEN DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT
Add: No. 900, No.9 Neighborhood, Muong Thanh Ward, Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien Province.
Tel: 0230 3825409 Fax: 0230 3825944