The set of 3 border gates connecting international ports helps Long An change the economic face


Convergence of many strengths

Long An has 3 main border gates, including: Binh Hiep International Border Gate; My Quy Tay National Border Gate and Hung Dien A Sub-Border Gate. In Binh Hiep area, Kien Tuong town has Long An border gate economic zone, which is the gateway connecting the Southeast, convenient transportation with Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to facilitating trade in goods, Long An border-gate economic zone was formed, step by step has effectively exploited its strengths, potential in labor, location connecting with Cambodia and other provinces. neighboring Dong Thap Muoi area with low investment costs and favorable natural environment.

Up to now, after more than 6 years of operation, the border gate economic zone plays an important role in promoting the socio-economic development of the locality and the region. Here, two foreign direct investment (FDI) projects have been attracted here, which is a project of Tainan Enterprises Vietnam Co., Ltd (textile and dyeing industry) with a scale of 16.9 hectares, total investment capital. investment of 65 million USD and the project of Factory producing high-class fashion women's shoes of Victory International Vietnam Co., Ltd., area 4.29 ha, total registered investment capital of 10 million USD.

The border-gate economic zone has completed a part of investment in technical infrastructure, planning area of 68.36 hectares. In which, phase I has been completed and put into operation the integrated control station, parking lots, roads connecting inland waterway wharves... Besides a number of investment projects in the industrial field, in This is gradually forming residential and commercial areas...


Long An has 3 main border gates, including: Binh Hiep International Border Gate; My Quy Tay National Border Gate and Hung Dien A Sub Border Gate (Photo: Nguyen Quang)

Mr. Nguyen Minh Tung, Deputy Director of Binh Hiep Border Gate Customs Branch, Long An Customs Department said that the functional sector continues to pay attention to infrastructure investment, especially expanding wharves and buffer zones, creating trade transparency.

Goods from international ports to border gates are mainly bulk cargo and transit containers, so it is necessary to continue investing in trade routes, as well as continue to have a policy of "carpeting" to support businesses and facilitate goods. I also want Long An province to pay more attention to upgrading bridges and roads with correct tonnage to facilitate goods trade," said Mr. Nguyen Minh Tung.

Border gates and border economic zones are located on National Highway 62, N2, DT 830 or near DT 822B, DT 827E... The main traffic routes connecting Hiep Phuoc port in Ho Chi Minh City and Long An International Port. According to the assessment, the potential and space of Long An for development and investment attraction is still much, if the above routes continue to be expanded and improved regional connectivity.

Mr. Nguyen Van Dung, Head of Economic Department of Kien Tuong town, Long An province said: "Currently, the border gate economic zone in Long An has solved more than 2,000 workers, creating jobs to increase income for people around the world. In Kien Tuong town, it is also recommended to the Central and the province to continue to pay attention to upgrading and expanding National Highway 62 to connect trade, especially from Ho Chi Minh City, the major economic center of the southern region. South. Currently, National Highway 62 is still small, so the incentive for investors is limited."

Remove bottlenecks to link regions

According to the People's Committee of Long An Province, sustainable development requires an infrastructure system, especially a synchronous and reasonable transport infrastructure. In the past 3 years, Long An has accelerated the implementation and completion of a series of traffic projects connecting border gates with industrial parks and international port clusters such as: DT 830, DT 818, DT 825, DT 823, DT 826B… creates a relatively complete transportation system.

Long An international port area with 7 wharves capable of receiving ships of 30,000-70,000 DWT has come into operation... This is one of the important factors for socio-economic development, helping Long An become a It has become a bright spot in attracting investment resources for many years.


Long An is considered a bright spot to attract investment with many preferential mechanisms and potential advantages from the cluster of border gates, border economic zones and international ports. (Photo: Nguyen Quang)

Besides, the locality has also proposed to upgrade the My Quy Tay National Border Gate in Duc Hue border district into an international border gate. This area has many advantages when it is adjacent to two key economic and industrial localities Duc Hoa and Ben Luc. Near the area of My Quy Tay National Border Gate, Long An province plans an industrial park of 162ha, an industrial cluster of over 50ha and has a clean land fund of more than 2,300 hectares ready...

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen, Chairman of the People's Committee of Duc Hue district, Long An province said that the border gate area has also been fully planned by the province, including the DT 822B road connecting Duc Hue with Duc Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City. ; Ring Road 4... as well as the traffic axis connecting My Quy Tay border gate with Long An International Port.

"I think these three main routes, when fully invested by the province, will both connect traffic with neighboring localities and connect ports and border gates with conditions for Duc Hue to develop. More favorable investors will also pay more attention to this area.I also hope that investors will continue to come back to Duc Hue to learn, invest and do business, thereby helping the locality to develop and improve people's living standards. people contribute to the development of the border gate area in the coming time," said Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen.

According to the Management Board of Long An Economic Zone, over the past time, the province has created many conditions for businesses to invest, such as reducing administrative procedures, tax incentives, building a number of basic items. infrastructure, creating a clean land fund. Therefore, many domestic and foreign investors are interested in learning and applying for investment policies. In particular, border-gate economic zones and seaports play an important role in economic restructuring towards the development of trade, service, tourism, industry, supporting domestic service development through through promoting economic exchanges with neighboring countries.

The biggest problem now is to continue to improve transport infrastructure. Therefore, in the coming time, Long An province will continue to improve inter-regional connectivity; promote inviting qualified investors to invest in industrial park infrastructure, creating a favorable environment for businesses. In order to promote economic efficiency from border gate clusters as well as international ports, Long An continues to plan coastal economic zones for the period of 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Thanh, Head of the Economic Zone Authority of Long An province, said: "The coastal economic zone with an area of over 13,000 hectares is undergoing procedures to consult the ministries for appraisal and submission to the Prime Minister. I think this is also the case. It is hoped that in the coming time, National Highway N2 will be upgraded and expanded, and National Highway 62 will be upgraded and renewed, creating favorable conditions for border gates and economic zones. exports continue to grow".

With many preferential mechanisms and potential advantages from the cluster of border gates, border economic zones and international ports, Long An is a bright spot to attract domestic and foreign investment. The investment and upgrading of internal and external transport connections will create a big boost, not only changing the economic landscape along the border, but also helping Long An gradually shape an economic center. key economy of the region.


On the morning of April 22, the Management Board of Long An Economic Zone and Long Hau Industrial Park organized a forum to connect and promote cooperation for more than 200 businesses in the industrial zone of Can Giuoc district looking for opportunities for cooperation. cooperation in the process of restoring production and business activities.


Although the target set is that on October 15, Long An will have 40% of the enterprises reproduce stably, but by October 7, the province has completed the above target.


In recent years, Long An has had a breakthrough development, becoming one of the dynamic and active localities of the Southern Key Economic Region, the Mekong Delta and the whole country.



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