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Binh Phuoc to upgrade Chon Thanh District to town

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The southern province of Binh Phuoc will upgrade Chon Thanh District to the status of a town with an area of over 390 square kilometers.

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee passed a resolution to establish Chon Thanh Town in the province at the committee’s sitting today, August 11, with 100% of NA delegates voting in favor.

The town, with a population of 121,080, will have five wards — Hung Long, Thanh Tam, Minh Hung, Minh Long and Minh Thanh — and four communes, the local media reported.

After the establishment, Binh Phuoc Province will have Dong Xoai City, three towns of Chon Thanh, Binh Long and Phuoc Long, and seven districts. The province covers a total area of over 6,870 square kilometers and is home to 1.03 million people.

The establishment of the town is in line with the province’s socioeconomic development plan, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said, adding that the town will be the province’s industrial hub, with an annual budget revenue targeted at VND1 trillion.

Chon Thanh houses multiple large industrial parks and has a high rate of non-agricultural labor at 70%-80%. Upgrading Chon Thanh District to a town will harmonize the urbanization and industrialization in the province.

In another development, at the sitting, the NA Standing Committee also approved a resolution to establish Binh Phu Town in Cai Lay District in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Binh Phu Town is being upgraded from Binh Phu Commune, with an area of over 19 square kilometers and a population of more than 18,500.

Tien Giang Province has 11 district-level administrative units, including My Tho City, Cai Lay and Go Cong towns and eight districts.

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