GENERAL INTRODUCTION ABOUT QUANG NINH PROVINCE
Quang Ninh Province is located in the North-east of Vietnam. To the north, it is adjacent to China with 118.8 km border and Gulf of Tonkin to the east. The province also borders Lang Son, Bac Giang, Hai Duong provinces to the west, and Hai Phong city to the south. Quang Ninh has a geostrategic position in terms of politics, economics, military and foreign affairs. It is located in the Vietnam-China economic cooperation area with ”Two Corridors and One Belt”, inter-regional cooperation of extended Gulf of Tonkin, ASEAN-China connection point and Nam Ninh-Singapore economic corridor.
Quang Ninh has 14 districts, cities and 186 communes, wards and townships. It is the only province having 4 sub-cities in the country. The current population is 1,185 million of which the urban population accounts for 50.3%. The total area is 12,200 km2 of which inland area covers over 6.100 km2. Quang Ninh sea and island zone is a unique terrain, comprising more than two thousand islands – accounting for more than two thirds of islands in the whole country, stretching along more than 250 km coastline.
Quang Ninh has rich diversified natural mineral resource. There is a wide variety of special minerals with large reserves and high quality that many other provinces and cities in the country do not have, such as coal, kaolin, grinding, land clay, glass sand, limestone…
The province has the most unique tourism resource in the country with many beautiful famous beaches. Especially, Ha Long Bay has been twice recognized as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO and recently was globally voted as a new natural wonder of the world. Bai Tu Long Bay with approximately 600 soil and rock islands isolated from inland area has unique scenery. This is the distinct potential and outstanding opportunity for developing various types of tourism with the aim of developing cultural entertainment services.
Quang Ninh citizens and society are a convergence, interference and unity in the diversity of the Red River civilization. They have revolutionized tradition of Mining Area working class with priceless spiritual legacy “discipline and concentric”. These are favorable conditions to build the unity to create the synergy to overcome all difficulties and challenges, contributing to develop and protect the country under any circumstances.