Tien Giang Province
Tien Giang Province is a coastal province located in the southern delta of Vietnam, in the southern key economic region. The provincial capital is My Tho City, which is about 70 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City and about 90 km northeast of Can Tho City via National Highway 1.
Notably, Tien Giang has a 32 km coastline with flat terrain and neutral alluvial soil, making it suitable for various crops and livestock. The Tien River covers about 53% of the province’s total area, along with the Vam Co and Soai Rap rivers, creating beautiful natural landscapes.
Tien Giang is one of the provinces with great potential for tourism development, making a significant contribution to the local economy. In 2018, the province ranked 14th in population and 21st in total production (GRDP) in the country, 32nd in per capita GRDP and 45th in GRDP growth rate. With a population of 1,772,785, the province’s GRDP in 2021 reached 100,315 billion Vietnamese dong, with a per capita GRDP of 56.4 million dong (equivalent to 2,405 USD).
Geography of Tien Giang Province:
The province of Tien Giang is located geographically from 105°49’07” to 106°48’06” east longitude and from 10°12’20” to 10°35’26” north latitude. The province shares borders with Ho Chi Minh City and the East Sea to the east, Dong Thap province to the west, Ben Tre and Vinh Long provinces to the south, and Long An province to the north. This location makes Tien Giang a center of culture and politics for the Mekong Delta and an important transportation hub for the Southwestern region. In addition, Tien Giang is one of the leading provinces in terms of economic development in the Southwest region and the key economic zone in the South.
Tien Giang province is located along the northern bank of the Tien River, with a length of 120 km, extending to the sea gates leading to the East Sea. The province also has an area adjacent to the East Sea, belonging to Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts, with a 32 km long coastline between major river mouths. This location is very convenient for aquaculture and fishing. In the river mouth areas, the estimated annual reserves of shrimp, crab, fish, clams, and oysters are 156,000 tons. The province also has considerable potential for seafood, with annual reserves of plankton reaching 12,000 million tons, 5.96 million tons of zooplankton, 4.7 million tons of benthic organisms, and over 1 million tons of fish.
Tien Giang Province has a flat terrain with an altitude that varies from 0-1.6 meters above sea level. The majority of the land is neutral alluvial soil and saline soil, which is favorable for agriculture and cultivation. Tien Giang has a tropical monsoon climate with high average temperatures, and two distinct seasons – dry and rainy. The province also has abundant mineral resources such as mud coal, clay, sand deposits along the river, and groundwater reserves. There are three layers of groundwater within the province that have promising potential, good quality, and conditions for exploitation. Tien Giang has a network of rivers, canals, and a long coastline that is convenient for economic and tourism development.
Tien Giang province’s Economy:
The economy of Tien Giang province is diversified, but mainly focuses on sectors such as agriculture, industry and services.
In the agricultural sector, Tien Giang is one of the leading provinces in fruit production, especially mango and durian. The province also produces a number of other crops such as pomelo, orange, rambutan, coconut, etc. In addition, organic agriculture is also developed in this locality.
In the industrial sector, Tien Giang has a number of large industrial parks such as My Tho Industrial Park, Trung An Industrial Park, Tan Huong Industrial Park, etc. The growing industries in this locality include food processing, food processing, and food processing. machine building, home appliance production, textiles,…
In the service sector, tourism is an investment and development industry in Tien Giang, with places such as Cai Be Fruit Garden, Trang Bang rice paper craft village, Doi Nui eco-tourism area and holiday resorts. riverside care,…
In summary, the economy of Tien Giang province is diversified and developed in the fields of agriculture, industry and services.
Tien Giang Province’s Society:
The population of Tien Giang province is approximately 1.79 million people (according to the statistics of the General Statistics Office of Vietnam in 2021), with the majority of the population being ethnic Kinh.
Healthcare in Tien Giang is managed and developed by the public healthcare system with many hospitals, clinics, and private medical facilities. The province has also achieved many accomplishments in the field of healthcare, such as reducing the infant mortality rate, reducing the malnutrition rate in children, strengthening immunization programs, and improving the quality of life for the people.
Education is an important and invested sector in Tien Giang province. Currently, the province has a developed education system with many schools from preschool, primary, secondary to high school and universities and colleges. In addition, the province is also focusing on developing special education programs such as vocational education and technical education.
Culture is an integral part of the life of the people in Tien Giang. The province has many historical relics, scenic spots, and traditional festivals such as the Nghinh Ong Festival, Ba Trieu Festival, Hai Ba Trung Temple Festival, etc. These are important cultural events that attract many tourists to participate.
In summary, Tien Giang is a developing province with a diverse economy, while also investing and focusing on social sectors such as healthcare, education, and culture to improve the quality of life for the people.