Geography, Society - Haugiang_en
As a province in the middle of Mekong Delta, Hau Giang has Vi Thanh capital located at a distance of 240km from Ho Chi Minh city to the southwest by Highway 1 and a distance of 40km from Can Tho city by new Highway 61B.
Strengths and Specialities
The area of rice plant remains 200,000 hectares with active irrigation including speciality rice of 10,000 ha, rice yields still are stable at 1000 tons per year, Hau giang is one of provinces having high rice production in Mekong Delta and will be a transport centre of rice in Mekong Delta by Xa No canal in the future, averagely exporting from 350,000 to 400,000 tons of rice per year to countries demanding quality rice. The brand “Hau Giang Rice” is being built in the global market.
Socio-economic development orientation of Hau Giang in 2020 with main targets: achieving GDP of 14.5% per year; moving up the economic machanism towards service-industry-agriculture; achieving export turnover of 942 million USD, average growth of 2,153 USD per person; the natural population growth rate below 1%; annually there are 20,000-25,000 jobs, unemployees less than 5% by 2020; reducing the poor household rate according to the new measure of 10%; increasing the percentage of households using electricity up to 99%, including 95% of rural households; increasing the percentage of households using safe water to 87.4%, including 100% of urban households and 80% rural households; trying to achieve the major objectives of the development of education and training even in the Mekong delta area. Implementing strategy of human resource training as planned; the proportion of malnourished children decreased to below 10%; trying to achieve 98% of cultural families and over 75% of wards, communces, towns getting cultural standard.
Socio-economic development planning up to 2020