Creating Momentum for Breakthroughs

10:47:49 AM | 10/3/2021

Cao Bang province will have great development opportunities as its great potential will be tapped by the infrastructure system, especially the transport infrastructure in the coming years. Ahead of these new opportunities, the provincial government is making efforts to prepare momentum for new breakthroughs in the future.

Agriculture and forestry

Cao Bang province has a natural land area of 6,724.6 square kilometers. The terrain is mainly limestone plateau and soil mountains, with an average elevation of over 200m (the border area is at 600-1,300m high), forming three distinct regions: rocky mountains in the east, soil mountains and rocky mountains in the west, and mountainous land and dense forests in the southwest. The province has 94,724 ha of agricultural land. With climate and soil advantages, especially the diversity of geological heritages and ecosystems, Cao Bang has many endemic products such as Phja Den vermicelli (Nguyen Binh), pear and black jelly (Thach An), chestnut, white jelly and Pi Pat sticky rice (Trung Khanh), tangerine (Tra Linh), Na Giang sli cake (Ha Quang), rice rolls, sour pho, coong phu cake, sweet shortcake, sautéed duck, roasted duck, Jiaogulan tea and Tuber fleeceflower tea. These are favorable conditions for the province to focus on agricultural and forestry development to grow special crops and animals of high economic value, establish concentrated commercial farming areas, processing and tourism. Over the past time, Cao Bang has applied high and smart technology to special crops and animals to improve productivity and increase income.


This northern tip of the country is endowed with cultural identity and revolutionary tradition with many beautiful landscapes to create very unique charming features.

Beautiful natural landscape: Many famous places and landscapes such as Ban Gioc Waterfall - the most beautiful of its kind in Southeast Asia; Nguom Ngao Cave and Ngom Puc Cave with mysterious beauty; Phja Oac - Phja Den National Park with primeval forests at an altitude of nearly 2,000 m; Thang Hen Lake Tourist Area with 36 large and small lakes beautify Cao Bang Non Nuoc Global Geopark stretching across nearly 3,000 square kilometers in nine districts, recognized by UNESCO as a global geopark in 2018. These potentials give Cao Bang many advantages to develop different types of tourism such as revolutionary historical and cultural tourism, ecotourism, community tourism, spiritual tourism, border tourism, experience travel, discovery and adventure tourism and tourist routes connected with other provinces.

Historical sites

Cao Bang has a long revolutionary tradition as the origin of the Vietnam revolution. Typically, the Pac Bo revolutionary historical relic is located in Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district, where President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked and led the Vietnamese revolution to gain national independence from 1941 to 1945.

Kim Dong Tomb Site includes the tomb of Kim Dong, the spacious monument at the foot of a rocky mountain range, the statue of Kim Dong with the pigeon in his hands. This place has a large yard where children in Cao Bang province and in the country come to camp, play and sing every year.

Tran Hung Dao Forest Historical Relic in Nguyen Binh district is where the Vietnam Propaganda Liberation Army or Viet Minh - the forerunner of the People’s Army of Vietnam - was established. Near here lies Victory Monuments in commemoration of Viet Minh’s victory against French invaders at Phai Khat and Na Ngan posts.

Dong Khe Relic in Thach An district is evidence of Vietnam’s early historical victory in the war against the French rule to liberate the country. This monument features Dong Khe Fort and Ho Chi Minh Memorial.

Up to 95% of Cao Bang’s population are ethnic minorities who have many distinctive cultural identities.

Border trade

Cao Bang also advantageously has over 333 km of the border with China, where there are Ta Lung International Border Gate, three official border gates (Tra Linh, Soc Giang and Ly Van) and many secondary border gates for trade with China. The province is also the gateway for commodities from Guangxi and western and southwestern Chinese provinces to the East Sea and to ASEAN countries. These favorable conditions enable the province to develop the border economy, trade and services, especially the border economy. Especially, Cao Bang Border Gate Economic Zone, established in 2014 by the Government, is one of nine key border gate economic zones which offer many investment incentive policies for development cooperation, especially in import and export to the Chinese market through Cao Bang province.

New optimistic investment flows

Over the past time, the province has focused on promoting investment activity. To date, Cao Bang has 293 projects with a total registered capital of over VND40 trillion, including 12 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with over VND1 trillion. Operational projects are working very effectively. Some investors expressed their interests in investment projects in Cao Bang province and registered to invest VND33 trillion in the province, including Sun Group, FLC Group, TH True Milk, TNG Holdings Vietnam, and Deo Ca Group. Currently, the province is actively inviting investors and mobilizing investment resources for key projects and sectors like Dong Dang (Lang Son) - Tra Linh (Cao Bang) Expressway, border economic zones, tourist sites and agricultural projects to create socioeconomic development breakthroughs.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum