Ca Mau province

Ca mau province’s overall plan on socio-economic development by 2020 to ensure conformity with the country’s strategy on socio-economic development and Mekong river delta region’s overall plan on socio-economic development

Add: 07 An Duong Vuong Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3830178
Fax: 0780.3837542
Add: 02 Hung Vuong Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831352;  3836824;  3831415
Fax: 0780.3833343
Chairman: Bui Cong Buu
Vice Chairman: Nguyen Quoc Viet
Vice Chairman: Trinh Minh Thanh
Vice Chairman: Duong Tien Dung

- Department of Investment & Planning
Add: 93 Ly Thuong Kiet Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831332
Fax: 0780.3830773
- Department of  Finance
Add: 159 Phan Ngoc Hien Road, Ward 6,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831330
Fax: 0780.3833084
- Department of Natural Resources & Environment
Add: 174 Phan Ngoc Hien Road, Ward 6,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3833025
Fax: 0780.3821014
- Department of Trade & Industry
Add: 30B Phan Ngoc Hien Road, Ward 2,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831042
Fax: 0780.3830211
- Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Add: Ward 2, Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831500
Fax: 0780.3832937
- Department of Construction
Add:3 An Duong Vuong Road, Ward 7,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831333
Fax: 0780.3830834
- Department of Science & Technology
Add: No. 11, 1/5 Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3837128
Fax: 0780.3815540
- Department of Transport
Add: Ward 8,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3835828
Fax: 0780.3835886
- Department of Education & Training
Add: 70 Phan Dinh Phung Road, Ward 2,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831176;  3830967
Fax: 0780.3830816
- Department of Labor, War Invalids & Social Affairs
Add: 555 Phan Ngoc Hien, Ward 6,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831021
Fax: 0780.3830728
- Department of Justice
Add: No.05, 1/5 Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831840
Fax: 0780.3834795
- Department of Health
Add: 115A Bui Thi Truong Road, Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831019
Fax: 0780.3833043
- Department of Home Affairs
Add: Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
- Provincial Inspectorate
Add: Ward 5,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3830263
Fax: 0780.3830263
- Department of Information & Telecommunication
Add: Ward 9,  Ca Mau City, Ca Mau Province
Tel: 0780.3831330
Being the south most province of Vietnam, Ca Mau Province shares its border with Kien Giang, Bac Lieu in the North, and looks into the Southern China in the South, and in the East, Thai Bay in the West.
Ca Mau Province’s climate is influenced by subequatorial monsoon tropical climate. The average temperature is 26.50C. There are two distinct seasons. The rainy season begins in May and lasts in November, while the dry season lasts from December to next April. It receives about 2,200 sunny hours per year. The average rainfall is 2,360 mm with 156 rainy days per year. The humidity is 85.6 per cent on average.
Projects calling for investment of Ca Mau province
Project’s title
Form of investment
Cattle & Poultry Food Processing Factory
Industrial Park of Ward 8, Ca Mau City
100% + Joint-venture
24,000 tons of products/year
Department of Trade & Industry
Wood Processing Factory
Industrial Park of Ward 8, Ca Mau City
100% + Joint-venture
100,000-200,000 products/year
Projects Management Board of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
High Quality Aquatic Products Processing Factory
Industrial Park of Ward 8, Ca Mau City, Trung Hoa Industrial Park
100% + Joint-venture
5,000 – 10,000 tons of products/year
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Industrial Shrimp Hatching
Provincial districts
100% + Joint-venture
1,000 – 2,000 ha
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Investment in infrastructure of Khanh An Industrial Park
Khanh An Industrial Park
100% + Joint-venture
360 ha
Projects Management Board of Department of Construction
- Ca Mau Fertilizer – Electricity – Gas Industrial Park
Location: Khanh An Commune, U Minh District
Total area: 360 ha
Investment type: Direct investment or Joint venture
Priority sectors: Processing industry of agricultural and aquatic products, fertilizer production, packaging production, engineering, electronics, garment and textile, industries of porcelain, glass, and construction materials, gas processing industry, exploiting, and using low gas pressure.
- New Urban Center and Industrial Complex of Hoa Trung
Location: in Ly Van Lam Commune, Ca Mau City, and Luong The Tran Commune, Cai Nuoc District, Ca Mau Province.
Total area: 1,200 ha
Investment type: Direct investment or Joint venture
Priority sectors: Processing industry of agricultural, and aquatic products, seafood, and foodstuffs, leather shoes industry, garment and textile.
- Industrial Park of Ward 8
Location: In the area of Ward 8, and Ly Van Lam Commune, Ca Mau City
Total area: 200 ha
Investment type: Direct investment or Joint venture
Priority investment sectors: Processing industry of agricultural, and aquatic products, seafood, and foodstuffs, leather shoes industry, garment and textile
- Natural resources
Land resources
The land resources of Ca Mau Province are newly formed, low, and swampy. More than 90 per cent of the total area contains hidden alum. Several heavily alumina areas are difficult to be improved for cultivation.
Forest resources
Ca Mau’s forest is salt marsh and alum logged. It has high biological productivity, protection value, and great value of environment and economy. Ca Mau’s mangrove swamp can be compared to other well-known mangrove swamps worldwide in term of area and production value.
Forest and forestland account for about 31 per cent of total area of which forestland covers an area of 95,400 ha, occupying 18 per cent of total natural land. The salt marsh ecosystem is situated along the costal line of over 250 km with two specific flora communities namely mangrove, and cajuput. Despite the destruction of war and fire, specialized forests, river-basin forests, and bird fields are still protected, and developed for environment protection, and preservation of rarely, and precious flora gene source. Thus together with natural swamp forest, natural zoos of birds, many man-made forest plots, and bird fields have been set up. In general, the ecological system of cajuput, mangrove forest and Ca Mau’s river mouths is very sensitive to environment change during its development.
Fishery resources
Ca Mau’s water territory covers an area of 251.7 hectares with big estuaries of Ganh Hao, Bo De, Ong Trang , Ong Doc, etc. The seafood reserves are great, and rich in species. The reserves of sea-face fish obtain 320,000 thousands while the reserves of Day fish achieve 530,000 tons with 661 species, and 319 varieties, belonging to 138 families. There are 33 species of sea shrimp, and other seafood such as octopus, red arca, and so on with exploitation capacity of thousands of tons per year.
Mineral resources
Along the continental shelf and offshore area of Ca Mau Sea, there are some remarkable gas mines with big reserves of about 160 billion cubic meters, of which the Vietnam – Malaysia common area owns a reserves of about 45 million cubic meters. The works of exploitation and gas leading for the usage of Doc River, Ca Mau Province, and other regions would greatly contribute to the process of political, socio, and economic development of the province.
- Human resources
Ca Mau was home to 1,200,000 inhabitants on average of which the amount of working aged people was 730,000, making up 60 per cent. The labor force working in the province’s economic sectors is 610,000, accounting for 50.83 per cent of the population, and 83.56 percent of working aged population. Manual labor occupies 82 per cent of the labor force

I. Viewpoints
1. Ca mau province’s overall plan on socio-economic development by 2020 to ensure conformity with the country’s strategy on socio-economic development and Mekong river delta region’s overall plan on socio-economic development

2. Accelerate economic growth, economic restructuring toward industrialization and modernization; develop strongly service and industry has potential advantages, linked to development of fields having high technology content.
3. To mobilize all resources to socio – economic development – exploiting maximum internal resources, combined with attraction of maximum external resources to invest in the province, especially capital, technology, high skilled labor.
4. Develop rapidly and sustainably economic, satisfy requirements of international economic integration, ensuring harmonious settlement between economic development with environment protection, improve quality of human resources, improve gradually people’s living.
5. Develop economic must be linked to political stability, ensure social order, improving people’s knowledge, strengthen national defense and security consolidation, consolidate and improve operation political system , build strong administration.
1. Overall objectives:

– Develop economic with high speed, stable, accelerate construction of infrastructure. Strive in 2015, form economic structure of industry – service – agriculture; in 2020 build province of Ca Mau become developing socio – economic province, contribute positively to development of Mekong River Delta region and the whole country. people’s living are improved and raised, security and defense always guarantee.
- Concentrate investment on marine economic associated with protection of marine resources and environment.
2. Specific objectives:
2.1. Economic
- Growth rate of GDP per year until 2010 period reaches 13.3%, in a period of 2011 – 2015 reaches 13.7% and a period of 2016 – 2020 reaches 14.2%. GDP per capita reaches USD 962 in 2010, reaching $ 1,670 in 2015 and about $ 3,000 in 2020.
– Economic structure continues to shift towards positive, in particular: in 2010 agriculture 39.7% , industry 32%, services 28.3%; in 2015 agriculture 28.7% , industry 37.8%, services 33.5%; in 2020 agriculture 19.6% , industry 43.5%, services 36.9%.
- Rate of mobilization to State budget of the province in 2010 is about 9% of GDP, in 2015 approximately 12% of GDP and about 15% of GDP in 2020.
– Total annually investment capital reaches 38% – 40% of GDP.
– Export turnover in 2010 reaches about USD 1 billion in 2015, reaches $ 1.4 billion – USD 1.5 billion and in 2020 reaches $ 1.8 billion – $ 2 billion. Value of exports per capita reaches USD 750 in 2010; in 2015 reaches USD 980 – 1,000 and $ 1,200 – $ 1300 in 2020.
- In 2010, strive 100% of communal centers have car roads , 90% of population will have electricity; in 2020, 100% of households use electricity; in 2010 have 35-40 telephone per 100 people; in 2020 have 50 – 55 telephones per 100 people.
– 100% urban population and 80% of rural population use hygienic water in 2010, in 2020 settle basic needs of clean water for urban and rural residents.
2.2. Society
– Rate of natural population growth below 1.2% in 2015 and reaches 1.1% in 2020. Population size in 2010 of about 1.33 million people; in 2015 about 1.418 million people; in 2020 about 1.5 million people.
– By 2010 20% of communes, wards and towns achieve basic universal education and strive to complete basic universal education by 2020.
– By 2010 all districts, provincial cities and 50% of communes, wards and towns have centers for cultural – sports activities, in 2015, to reach 100% of communes, wards and towns have centers for cultural – sports activities.
– By 2010, 95% of households, 85% of hamlets, 55% of communal units and 1-2 of districts; in 2020 85% – 90% of hamlet, 70% of communal units and 3-4 of district reach cultural standard.
– Complete national standard program on communal health as prescribed in 2010; reduce rate of malnourished children under 5 to below 16% in 2010, less than 10% in 2020.
– Percentage of trained laborers will reach 30% in 2010; reaches about 60% in 2020. Rate of agricultural workers decreases to 35% – 40% in 2020.
- Percentage of poverty households below 10% in 2010, reaching less than 3% in 2020; solid, semi-solid house hits 70% in 2010 and to 2020 basically no longer have temporary home.
2.3. Environment
- Percentage of forest cover and scattered trees reach 24% in 2010 and 28% in 2020.
– Collection and treatment of solid waste reach 80% in 2010, reaching 100% in 2020.
– In 2010 to ensure that 100% of medical waste treated under regulations.
1. Fishery, agriculture and forestry:

– Develop fisheries, agriculture and forestry in direction of producing commodities and ensure raw materials for export processing industries, accelerate application of science and technology for production to improve economic efficiency, make production combining with fishing, agriculture and forestry for sustainable development. Average value of agricultural production in 2010 reaches VND 45 million / ha and reach 60 million per hectare in 2020.
Agriculture, forestry and fishery developed towards goods production alongside with the exploitation of economic potentials at sea and in highland and mountainous regions. Centralized areas specializing in industrial trees were extensively invested for development. Up to now, many sugar cane growing areas have been formed covering from 26,500 to 29,500 ha, rubber tree area 7,000 ha, coffee 3,500 ha. Peanut, jute, rush, cigarette and soybean posted growth in both area and output.
– Breeding grew and was transformed towards goods production. The model of household industrial breeding was developed in large scale. The project on enhancing the herd of cow, improving the quality of pork, adopting highly productive breeds is entering its 1st phase. Some enterprises specialized in pig breeds; poultry breeds and exported animal husbandry products have been upgraded.
- Forestry was reorganized and developed towards social forestry, shifting from cutting timber to planting new forests, tending and protecting the existing ones. Planting defensive forests was kept in close relation with developing economic forests. In average, during the period between 1996 and 2000, 7314 thousand ha of centralized forests were planted each year, raising the covering ratio to 37%.
- Agriculture, silviculture, pisciculture has developed towards goods production in parallel with exploiting the potential of mountainous, middle-land and marine economy. So far, materials zones have been formed such as sugar-cane zone with area of 29.500 hectares, rubber ones with area of 7,000 hectares, coffee ones with area of 3,500 hectares.
– Forestry was reorganized and developed towards social forestry, shifting from cutting timber to planting new forests, tending and protecting the existing ones. Planting defensive forests was kept in close relation with developing economic forests.
- Fishery posted development in catching, aquaculture, logistic and processing services. The project on raising industrial shrimps, adopting some new breeds and raising mother shrimps is getting underway in the province
- Breed aquaculture, mainly shrimp together with develop breeding other fish species with appropriate forms of livestock. Reorganize industry, marine fisheries and fishing facilities, associated with protection of marine, fisheries resources.
- Cultivate intensively rice and other crops on basis of giving priority on irrigation investment, promoting use of new varieties of high productivity, develop livestock and poultry.
- Restoring, protecting and developing mangrove forests, which focuses on national parks of Mui Ca Mau and U Minh Ha national park; reorganize production and redistribute population for production forest, develop general economic for forests and forest land.
2. Handicraft industry
– Develop processing industry of seafood, agriculture and forestry towards increasing ratio of refined products, develop power industry basing on energy Ca Mau gas – electricity – fertilizer complex and attract to develop new industry of high technological content. Encourage industrial development, small industries and rural traditional villages.
- Gradually build parks, industrial clusters of Khanh An, Hoa Trung, Nam Can, Doc Rivers to attract investment.
– Develop industry and handicrafts associating with environmental pollution and ensure high and sustainable economic growth.
3. Service:
– Develop commercial network with participation of other economic sectors. Rearrange retail network, give priority on developing system of modern retail business, plan commercial advantages position in urban areas to construct trade and services zones. Focus on promoting trade, expanding foreign markets, promote export.
- Develop model of eco-tourism, island tourism, made link to develop domestic tourism and international tourism. Attract investment to build resorts, general amusement parks, accommodation, diversify tourism types and tourism products.
- Develop rapidly high value service sectors which promote other industries and services such as transport, telecommunications and information technology, scientific and technological services, consulting, financial, banking, insurance, training services, healthcare, culture, sports.
4. Social sectors
4.1. Population
Reduce rate of natural population growth to 1,2 % in 2010, 1,1% in 2020; population in 2010 is about 1,33 million people, about 1,5 million in 2015. Urban – rural population structure is 25% – 75% in 2010 and 40% – 60% in 2020.
4.2. Education and training
– Promote development of education – training, increase investment and building school facilities, diversify types of schools and standardize teachers and education management staff.
- By 2010, 10% of number of kindergartens, 15 % of primary schools, 10% of middle school and high school meet national standards; by 2020, 50% – 60% of schools achieves national standard level national; from 2010, 100% of teachers meets standards; strive to complete compulsory education school in 2020.
- Develop rapidly professional education, build community colleges, medical colleges. Promote vocational training, construct vocational secondary school, vocational training centers in districts, encourage organizations, enterprises participating in vocational training for laborers, trained labor rate hits 30 % in 2010, reaching 60% in 2020.
4.3. Health care
– Improve efficiency of national target program on health care, promote socialization and protection of people’s health care. Prevent, control effectively desease, ensure that all people should be provided with basic health services, access and use of high quality health services.
– Develop and upgrade hospital system, soon complete construction of provincial hospital and construction of specialized hospitals. Construct, upgrade health system at district level and commune level under national standard. Strengthen health staff, especially for rural areas, striving to reach average rate of six doctors and 22 patient beds per ten thousand people in 2010; 10 doctors and 25 beds per ten thousand people in 2020; rate of malnourished children under 5 reaches 16% and 10% in 2010 and 2020, respectively. By 2020, death rate of children under 1 year decrease to approximately 1%, death rate of children under age 5 fell below 2%.
4.4. Culture, information and sport
- Connect closely between cultural development with socio – economic development, improve people’s spiritual living, strengthen investment in cultural institutions, sports facilities under promoting socialization. At the same time, continuously improving quality of cultural and information activities, development of mass media activities with core of radio and television, creating new development on quality of movement ” people unite to build cultural life “; implement conservation, restoration and promotion of value of historic, developing many kinds of sports, expand mass sport movement, participate in high sports achievements in some subjects.
– By 2010 95% of households, 85% hamlets, 55% of communes and 1-2 districts meet cultural standard. In 2020, 85% – 90% of hamlets, 70% of communes and 3-4 of districts meet cultural standard.
4.5. Poverty alleviation, employment and social security
– Implement well poverty reduction associating with restriction to the lowest relapse into poverty, to strive for in 2010 poverty rate fall below 10%, in 2020 poverty rate under standard of $ 2 per person per day reduce to below 10%.
– Enhance employment basing on training, vocational training, credit support, implementation of labor restructuring to increase proportion of industrial labor,   services and promote development business forms, especially develop model of agricultural, farms enterprises…
- Make good regimes and policies for policy family , who have contributed to revolution, ethnic minorities.
5. Development of infrastructure
Mobilize resources for rapid development of socio – economic infrastructure, gradually building synchronous communication system, irrigation, electricity grid, urban infrastructure, industrial infrastructure, industrial clusters.
5.1. Transportation
Promote development of transport infrastructure including roads, waterways, sea and air routes, have enough to transport intra-region, gradually expand inter-regional transportation, is one of worthy gateways of the country to develop to the sea.
– Roads: invest in building south coastal corridor roads, Ho Chi Minh road ( Nam Can – Dat Mui), routes to avoid Highway 1A, line to avoid Highway 63, East sea coastal road ( Nam Can – Ganh Hao), west sea coastal road ( Tieu Dua – Dam Cung); invest in upgrading national Highway 63. Invest in building and upgrading roads connecting to marine economy centers including Tac Thu – Doc Rivers, Cai Nuoc – Cai Doi Vam, Tac Thu – U Minh – Khanh Hoi, Dam Doi – Tan Thuan. Construct newly ring roads of Ca Mau city linking industrial clusters, zones to main transport arteries. Build and upgrade roads in urban zones; build and upgrade rural roads, ensuring 100% of communes have motor roads to commuanal center.
– Waterway: upgrade waterways of Ca Mau – Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau – Kien Giang to meet inland waterways standard I and lines of Ca Mau – Doc Rivers, Ca Mau – Nam Can (by Centrally management) inland waterways standard level II ; upgrade provincial waterways to mmet standard level IV and district waterways standard level V.
– By Sea: investment to upgrade and expand port Nam Can, dredging door Bodhi meet transport by sea.
– By Air: to expand and upgrade Ca Mau airports to ensure medium range aircraft down, take off; upgrade and restore Nam Can airport to serve activities of tourism, oil services and maritime economy .
– Invest in constructing road – water transport system to meet needs of freight and travel of people and goods, meet requirements of socio – economic development.
5.2. Irrigation
Invest sub-regional system of water resources for fishery, agriculture, forestry production, combining with rural roads construction; invest in constructing and upgrading of sea dike system as planned.
5.3. Telecommunication
Continue to modernize, expand along with application of modern technologies in fields of post, telecommunications and develop rapidly information technology services.
5.4. Power supply
Construct and operate safely Ca Mau industrial complex of gas – electricity – fertilizer, meet needs of electricity for the province and other provinces in the region. Develop grid of electricity transmission and distribution according to plan to ensure supply electricity security, continuity, reducing power loss.
5.5. Water supply
Investment in construct, upgrade and expand water supply systems for urban and residential areas step by step to meet clean water needs of the people. Building drainage and waste water treatment in urban areas, concentrated industrial clusters.
6. Science and technology
Promote application of science and technology for socio – economic development, encourage applications and renovation of technology, renovate scientific- technology management mechanisms, transfer strongly to mechanism of providing service under order; strengthen attraction, cooperation in science – technology with foreign and individuals organizations on basis of develop market of science and technology.
7. Environment
Increase protection and improvement of environment to ensure sustainable development, protection and restoration of biological diversity of wetlands; promote management and handling of environmental pollution, actively prevent natural disaster, timely rescue environmental incidents.
 8. Defense and security
Incorporate closely economic development with social security and defense, security, building national defense posture associating with people’s security posture, build strong defense areas, building capacity of regular army, gradually modern, paying attention to building self-defense militia and mobilization reserve. Building strong and clean police forces , enhance effectiveness of prevention to fight crime, create firm change in social order and safety.
1. Local economic region: including districts of Cai Nuoc, Thoi Binh and Ca Mau city, area 130,721 ha, population in 2020 is about 600 thousand – 650 thousand people. It is predicted that average economic growth rate reaches 13% per; GDP per capita is about $ 2,600 in 2020. Economic structure of industry – service – agriculture in 2020 will be 45% – 40% – 15%, respectively.
2. Coastal and marine economic zones: including six districts, coastal region and territorial waters surface, island group, land area are 402,195 hectares, population in 2020 is about 850 thousand – 900 thousand people. This is a dynamic economic region of the province, expected economic growth rate higher than 1.2 to 1.3 times overall growth rate of the province, GDP per capita in 2020 of about $ 3,300. Economic structure of industry – service – agriculture of the region in 2020 is 42.7% – 35.2% – 22.1%.
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