Long Khanh: Strong Development after Being Upgraded to City

9:38:34 AM | 6/1/2022

According to the general construction planning project at the scale of 1/10,000 by 2040, with a vision to 2050, Long Khanh city is determined to become the industrial and supporting industry center of Dong Nai province and the Ho Chi Minh City region.

The push from being upgraded to city and regional planning

In 2019, Long Khanh town officially became a city with five wards: Xuan Tan, Bao Vinh, Xuan Lap, Suoi Tre and Bau Sen. Long Khanh city has a natural area of ​​192km2, a population of nearly 175,000 and 15 commune-level administrative units (including 6 wards and 9 communes) - in which the annual economic growth rate is over 15%/year; GRDP per capita is about VND125 million, a high level compared to the national average.

The positive transformation of Long Khanh city in terms of economy, traffic, and infrastructure; especially, the construction planning event of Long Thanh Airport (Dong Nai) has made a strong connection of the regional economy, helping Long Khanh gradually become an important player of the Southern key economic region.

In particular, with a strategic location as the gateway at the administrative center and the new center of Long Khanh city, Bao Vinh ward is one of the highlights of the synchronous development of the city with a series of investment projects contributing to changing the face of investment and industrial development towards "industrialization - modernization" of the city.

In addition, in the adjustment of the planning of Ho Chi Minh City to 2030 with a vision to 2050, the Government has identified Long Khanh urban area as the key growth pole in the East of the region. Long Khanh will also be the center of industry, commerce, service, logistics, the key of the new administrative urban area of ​​Dong Nai province and progressing to become a class-II urban area.

Long Khanh city is also identified as a regional traffic hub, a trade gateway linking provinces in the Southeast region and the Central Highlands; and is an urban center that plays an important role in the national defense and security strategy of the province and the Southeast region.

In April 2022, AEON Mall Group confirmed that it would invest US$268 million in building a commercial center complex in Dong Nai province, combining the development of the raw material area, connecting manufacturers with distributors, and exploiting competitive products of the province. This is an opportunity for Long Khanh to develop the city's fruit distribution channel in a professional and synchronous manner, and promote the city's brand to attract investment.

Giving priority to investment in regional linkage projects

On April 19, the People's Committee of Long Khanh City held a conference to announce the overall adjustment project of the general construction planning and land use planning of Long Khanh under the decision of the People's Committee of Dong Nai province approving the task of adjusting the overall construction master plan with the scale of 1/10,000 in Long Khanh City to 2040, with a vision to 2050. This is also an opportunity to introduce the potential and advantages of Long Khanh City to investors.

Accordingly, Long Khanh City will give priority to investment in key projects that play the role of linking and developing the region including the project of bypassing National Highway 1 through the city; ring road 1; ring road 2; and the public administration center project.

To meet the upcoming needs of planning and development, Long Khanh City is calling for investment in a series of large projects such as the Urban area in Suoi Tre Ward (with a scale of about 150ha); the Urban area along the bypass of National Highway 1 - Long Khanh (about 300 ha); the Urban area along Ring Road 1 - Long Khanh in Suoi Tre and Bau Sen wards (about 200ha); the Mixed urban area in Xuan Binh and Bau Sen wards (about 100 ha); Hang Gon urban area (about 200ha); the University area in Suoi Tre Ward (about 200 ha); Hang Gon fitness and sports area (about 160ha); Long Khanh commercial and residential center in Xuan Binh ward (2.1ha); the Residential and resort area in Hang Gon commune (about 50 ha); Hang Gon industrial park (about 300 ha); and Hang Gon industrial cluster (about 70ha).

Mr. Do Chanh Quang, Chairman of the People's Committee of Long Khanh City, affirmed that the city would promote administrative reform, creating favorable conditions for investors and businesses to access and implement administrative procedures and regulations on investment, land and construction.

By Vietnam Business Forum