Shaped like an elongated S, Viet Nam stretchs the length of coast is 3.260 km, from North to South.
It covers a total area of approximately 331,211,6 km2 (127,881 sq mi)
With an estimated 88.5 million inhabitants as of 2012
Capital: Ha Noi with 58 provinces and five municipalities.
I – Climate:
The climate in the Southern Regions is predominantly Tropical savanna climate with high humidity and a distinct wet and dry season, in the northern regions have a humid subtropical climate.
II – Economy:
Vietnam’s economy is divided into three zones, namely:
1. Agriculture, fishery and forestry
2. Industry (Including: manufacturing, energy, mining and minerals …)
3. Trade, services, finance, tourism, culture, education, health
1. Agriculture: rice, coffee, rubber, tea, pepper, soybean, sugar, banana, peanut; and seafood.
2. Industry: food processing, textiles, footwear, construction – agricultural machinery, mining, coal, apatite, bauxite, oil, gas, cement, fertilizer, steel, glass, tires , mobile, industrial construction, power generation.
3. Services: Travel, restaurants, hotels, private education, health care, entertainment…
III – Dân số:
– According to the latest General Statistics Office of Vietnam’s report about The Population Change and Family Planning Sample Survey (01-04/2012), Vietnam’s population at the time of the survey is 88.526,883 people.
– In particular, the urban population is 28,5 million (about 32,3%) and male population is 43,7 million (about 49,5%). Red River Delta region is still the largest population of over 20.1 million, the next is North Central, Central Coast …
– With such a population, the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam said that the population density was 267 people/km2 in Vietnam, it is high as in the region and the world. In Southeast Asia, Vietnam has a high population density after the Philippines and Singapore.
With factors above, Viet Nam is potential country for foreign investors. On the other hand, there are majority of foreign investors see Viet Nam as an attractive destination due to its low labor costs and young population.
III – Sectors which foreign investors concern:
1. Health and pharmaceutical products are still two most concerned areas, then education, retails and real estates.
2. With the retails field, Vietnam is currently ranked 4th by RNCOS – Organization provides consulting services and global market research in the potential markets by allowing establishing distribution and retail 100% foreign capital companies.
3. Additionally, sales and mergers operations in the real estate industry are expected to continue to grow in 2013. Accordingly, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia will be the potential investors to Vietnam.
IV – The State of Vietnam encourages foreign investors to invest in the following sectors and regions:
– Production of exports
– Husbandry, farming and processing of agricultural produce, forestry, and aquaculture
– Utilization of high technology and modern techniques, protection of ecological environment and investment in research and development
– Labour intensive activities, processing of raw materials and efficient utilization of natural resources in Vietnam;
– Construction of infrastructure facilities and important industrial production establishments.