Area: 3,533.2 km2
Aged worker: 725,000
Number of industrial park: 6
Number of FDI project: 139
Thai Nguyen is not only a political, economic center of Viet Bac region but also of the Vietnam Northeastern mountainous, midland area; Thai Nguyen is the gateway for socio-economic exchange with the Red river delta; It borders Bac Kan Province to the North and Vinh Phuc, Tuyen Quang Province to the West and is adjacent to the East to Lang Son, Bac Giang Province and just 80Km far away from the capital of Hanoi, Vietnam
Natural resources: Thai Nguyen’s total area of natural land is 356,282 hectares which is potential for developing agriculture-forestry-fishery, especially tea growing and processing. It has various kinds of mineral: it has the second largest coal deposit in the country with many coal mines and fat coal mainly found in two districts of Dai Tu and Phu Luong; the metal mines are iron, titan, tin, etc. serving the metallurgy and mineral exploitation.
Travel resources: Thai Nguyen has numerous grandiose sceneries: Nui Coc artificial lake, Phoenix cave, Van and Vo mountain. It also attracts tourists for the reason of owning culture and historical places: culture and historical museums, architectural relics such as temple, pagoda, monument (Phuong Do temple, Doi Can temple, Duom temple, Xuong Rong temple, Hang padoga and Phu Dien pagoda) and historical relics like Viet Bac security area.
Traffic: It is convenient to travel in the province with its properly organized transportation system. Most of roads start from the axis along the national highway No. 3 running to districts, town and economic zones, mines, tourism centers and linking to neighbouring provinces. In addition, there are also national highways no. 37, 18, and 259 running through the province. Railway is also convenient here for goods and passenger transportation to other provinces such as Ha Noi – Quan Trieu route and Luu Xa
Power system: The system is quite complete with power supplied to all districts by national power network. The networks in Thai Nguyen city, Song Cong town and several districts are the best in the province.
Water system: There are water supply companies in Thai Nguyen city and Song Cong Town. The company in Thai Nguyen city has been upgraded by ADB loans with the capacity of 30,000 m3/day meeting the whole city’s demands in term of quality and quantity. The design capacity of the company in Song Cong Town is 30,000m3/day meeting the demand for water serving the development of the town and of Song Cong industrial zone but the quality of the water should be improved.
Post and Telecommunication Systems: The province has national and international post and telecommunication system with stable transmission lines of microwave, digital-electronic switchboards.
GDP growth rate (2010-2015): 13.1%; Industry - Construction: +15%; Services: +36%; Agriculture, forest, fishery: +4%.
Up to October 2018, Thai Nguyen has 139 FDI projects with the total investment capital is nearly 7.7 billion US dollars.
Mineral resources mining, dairy farming, tourism, tea production, infrastructure development (education & training, health care)
THAI NGUYEN DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT
Add: No. 18, Nha Trang Road, Trung Vuong Ward, Thai Nguyen city, Viet Nam
Tel: (84-280) 3759605 l Fax: (84-280) 3654376