General introduction about Vinh Phuc province

28/12/2020

Being a province in the Northern key economic region, the gateway to the capital, near Noi Bai International Airport, Vinh Phuc is the bridge between the Northwest provinces with Hanoi and the Red River Delta, so the province plays a very important role in the national and regional economic development strategy.

Vinh Phuc province was established in 1950, based on the merger of Vinh Yen and Phuc Yen, in 1968 merged with Phu Tho province into Vinh Phu province, from January 1, 1997, Vinh Phuc province was re-established. Implementing the Party and State's policy on expanding the administrative boundaries of Hanoi Capital, from August 1st, 2008, Me Linh district of Vinh Phuc province was moved to Hanoi city.

At present, Vinh Phuc province has a natural area of 1,235.87 km2 (according to the 2018 statistical yearbook), the North borders Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen provinces, the West borders Phu Tho province, the South borders Hanoi, the East bordering 2 districts of Soc Son and Dong Anh - Hanoi, with a population of 1,151,154 people (according to the results of the census and housing in 2019), there are 41 ethnic groups living in the province, including Kinh, San Diu, Nung, Dao, Cao Lan, and Muong. The province has 9 administrative units: 2 cities (Vinh Yen, Phuc Yen) and 7 districts (Tam Duong, Tam Dao, Yen Lac, Vinh Tuong, Lap Thach, Song Lo, Binh Xuyen); 137 communes, wards and towns.

Being a province with a long tradition of patriotism and revolution, that tradition was highly promoted in production and combat. Since the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, many places and people in Vinh Phuc are famous for nationally-known victories, such as the victory of Khoan Bo, Xuan Trach, Nui Dinh, hero Nguyen Viet Xuan with the immortal saying "Take aim straight at the enemy and shoot"; Vinh Phuc is also known as the origin of the innovation of agricultural and rural management thinking, with the method "household contract" in the late 60s and 70s of the twentieth century was a breakthrough step, creating a practical basis for the Party's reform of the Party's agricultural, rural and peasant economic management mechanism.

Especially, after more than 20 years of re-establishment, under the leadership of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, Vinh Phuc has achieved many important and proud achievements. From an agricultural province to a province with great industrial production value, it is home to the first automobile, motorcycle manufacturing and assembly factory in the northern key economic region and the country. Technical infrastructure system has been invested and upgraded in a modern direction. The fields of education, health, culture and information have many changes; national defense security has been strengthened, social order and safety have been maintained; the average economic growth rate reaches 15.37% / year; State budget revenue increases rapidly, from VND 100 billion in 1997 to nearly VND 32 trillion in 2019, exceeding 13% of the estimate, of which domestic revenue reached VND 27.6 trillion (data as of December 15, 2019 ).

The promotion and attraction of domestic and foreign direct investment is paid particularly attention to with the advantages of geographical location, healthy investing environment, synchronous implementation of solutions to attract investment with specific and effective investment promotion programs and activities in many countries around the world. In 2019, the investment capital of FDI projects exceeded the set target, specifically: granting new investment certificates for 65 projects and adjusted to increase the capital of 50 FDI projects, the total registered capital of USD 670 million, up 34% next plan and increase 27.2% compared to 2018. Along with that, the province newly granted and adjusted to increase investment capital for 48 DDI projects with a total registered capital of VND 13.55 trillion, accumulated in 2019, there were 755 DDI projects with the total registered investment capital of VND 80.9 trillion.

In industrial development, the province has introduced breakthrough development solutions, from a province with only 1 industrial park, up to now, it has nearly 20 industrial zones with a scale of more than 8,000 ha, including many large corporations coming to invest in the province. The workforce of Vinh Phuc is quite plentiful, accounting for over 60% of the total population, mainly young workers, with cultural knowledge and creative spirit to absorb advanced techniques and technologies. The strong economic development in the past years, especially in industry, has become a skill-enhancing environment for workers.

The work of planning, building infrastructure, developing urban and rural areas has been concerned. Up to now, Vinh Phuc has built and approved most of the plans, which are the basis for building infrastructure, implementing projects in a synchronous manner and strictly management; the whole province has 112/112 communes recognized to meet the new rural standards.

The fields of education and training, population, employment and poverty reduction, health care for the people, and other socio - cultural activities have also achieved many results, making an important contribution to the development to sustainably develop, step by step improve the people's material and spiritual life. By the end of 2019: the rate of poor households in the whole province will decrease by about 1,700 to 1,835 households, equivalent to a reduction rate of 0.55% - 0.7%; there are no poor households that belong to the policy of people with meritorious services; rate of trained workers is about 66%; rate of malnourished children under 5 years old (weight by age: 12.3%); the number of doctors per 10,000 people reaches 8.8 doctors; on average, each year, it creates jobs for 25.3 thousand workers.

Vinh Phuc has great potential for natural and human tourism resources. People of Vinh Phuc always have pride in their tradition of fighting to build the country, preserve the country and a brilliant culture. Vinh Phuc land still bears the imprint of the culture of Hung Vuong and Kinh Bac, Thang Long, of the unique folk culture, of science, with the social lifestyle and ethical standards that are always preserved and promoted. There is a population of famous and famous natural landscapes: Tam Dao National Forest, Ban Long waterfall, Dai Lai lake, Lang Ha lake... Many folk festivals with national identity and many historical, cultural relics bearing imprints of history and spiritual values ​​such as Tay Thien landscapes, Binh Son Tower, Tran Nguyen Han Temple, Dong Dau Relic ...

In particular, coming to Vinh Phuc, visitors will not be able to ignore famous tourist destinations such as Tam Dao with beautiful scenery, fresh air, ideal for all travelers; Tay Thien scenic spot and relic area - a complex of architectural relic, has charming mountain landscape, spiritual tourist spot; Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, FLC Vinh Thinh - a beautiful natural place with a temperate climate, fresh air, diverse ecosystems...

With many strengths and potentials for the development, Vinh Phuc strives to become an industrial province in 2020, one of the service and tourism centers of the region and the country, has resorts meeting international standards and become Vinh Phuc city in the 20s of this century.

 (The data in the article are according to Report No. 541/BC-CTK dated on December 25, 2019
on the socio - economic situation of Vinh Phuc province in 2019 by the Provincial Statistical Office)

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