Vietnam’s Provinces, Regions and Key Economic Zones
Vietnam is composed of 63 provinces and five centrally-governed cities. The General Statistics Office of Vietnam groups these provinces and cities into eight regions, while the Vietnamese government divides the country into three Key Economic Zones (Northern, Central and Southern) – the economic engines of the country.
In this article, we consider the 2012 Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index and what it says about Vietnam’s regions for foreign investment. We then take a second look at Vietnam’s three Key Economic Zones, which were originally defined in economic plans launched in 2004, guiding development to the year 2010, with a vision to 2010 (Decisions No. 145, No. 146, and No. 148/2004/QD-TTg).
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