The Prime Minister has approved a broad plan for developing the Long An border gate economic zone to 2030, with the hopes of making it one of the Mekong Delta region’s industrial, commercial and service hubs.

The zone, located in the Mekong Delta province of Long An and bordering the Cambodian province of Svay Rieng, will extend across 13,080 hectares of land and include an international border gate, Binh Hiep, and a secondary border gate, Long Khot.

According to Decision No 07/2010/QD-TTg, established on January 25, 2010, the zone will cover seven communes and one town.

By 2020, the zone is intended to have a population of 58,000 people, with 30,200 living in urban areas (52 percent). This is expected to increase to 105,000 in total and 70,000 living in urban areas by 2030.

The zone will have 425 hectares set aside for industrial parks, 146 hectares for small-scale industrial parks, and another 54 hectares for mini industrial areas.-VNA