Long An, a Mekong Delta investment magnet

Strengths Long An Province meets the conditions for economic development and investment attraction in industry, agriculture and services. The province currently has 28 industrial zones and 32 industrial clusters, spread along its border with Ho Chi Minh City within a radius of 30-40km. Industrial zones and clusters cover a total planned area of 14,000ha; of this amount, about 10,000ha have been used and the remaining 4,000ha – already with completed infrastructure – are up for grabs for interested investors. The establishment and development of industrial zones and clusters have been making a breakthrough in the process of industrialization and modernization, contributing to promoting the restructuring. The province is prioritizing investment attraction for support industries such as engineering, IT and electronics, component assembly and production in order to lay the groundwork for sustainable development. Regarding high-tech agriculture, the area earmarked for processing industry development is vast, including more than 330,000ha for agricultural production and 8,500ha for aquaculture. Long An is building a high-tech agricultural model linked to agricultural restructuring to ensure sustainable development. As for trade, services, and urban development, Long An Province is focusing on building Route 830 connecting its industrial zones and clusters to Long An International Port. It is also cooperating with Ho Chi Minh City to open road links as well as a road axis connecting Tien Giang-Long An-Ho Chi Minh City for the development of satellite urban areas to Ho Chi Minh City. Green growth Long An Province should not promote FDI at all costs, and… [Read full story]


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