|A map and an overview of the Nam Can Economic Zone in the southern province of Ca Mau. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a development plan for the zone. — VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a development plan for Nam Can Economic Zone (EZ) in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.
Under the scheme, the EZ will develop into a multi-sector economic zone by 2030, divided into chains of urban and non-tariff areas.
The zone is designed to be an international trade centre for the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. Its major industries are mechanics, shipbuilding, electronics, garments and textiles, telecoms and seafood processing,
Covering an area of nearly 11,000 hectares along National Highway 1A, the EZ runs through Nam Can Town and Ham Rong, Hang Vinh and Dat Moi communes and is currently home to more than 34,000 people.
Its population is expected to increase to 45,000 by 2020 and 90,000 by 2030. — VNS