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Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northeastern province of Quang Ninh, with mainland and sea surface coverage of 12,000 sq.km and a 1.2 million population, is described as a “mini Vietnam” thanks to its special topography characteristics similar to the country’s.

Quang Ninh is known as the only province sharing overland and coastal border lines with China and possessing an important and most vibrant trade gateway with China and ASEAN member states. Blessed with favourable natural conditions, Quang Ninh has an edge over its golden population with more than 60 percent in working age, 63 percent of them are skilled workers who are hard-working, creative, disciplined and professional-mannered.

Over the past time, Quang Ninh has made great leap with creative and breakthrough mind, particularly in administrative reform, renewal of economic growth model, business climate improvement, transport infrastructure, and tourism.

In order to attract more foreign investment, the province has performed several important tasks, including making important planning from the district to the provincial level. It has officially announced seven strategic master plans until 2020 with a vision till 2030.

More attention will also be paid to socio-economic infrastructure, particularly in modern urban areas, industrial and economic zones. Trade, tourism, health care and education infrastructure up to international standards will be developed to meet investors’ expectation.

The province commits to all possible support to investors by taking practical measures to improve the business climate.

It is building Van Don special economic zone – the first of its kind in the country, which is entitled to special incentives involving finance-banking, securities, taxation, land and housing. A high-end tourism-services complex which accommodates a casino (Vietnamese entry is allowed), together with entertainment, cultural, financial-banking, hi-tech and ecological agriculture industries, is also planned for./.