Land for agriculture and forestry production:
According to the results of developing land unit
maps and assessing the adaptability for each type of land use, it shows that
each land unit has certain adaptability to each type of land use. However, land
use for purposes is not only suitable for land potential but also suitable for
socio-economic development goals, especially for Nhon Trach’s new urban area.
Most land is being used for non-agriculture purposes due to construction process
and urban development. However, with the aim of using the commune’s agricultural
land most land is being used in accordance with land adaptability and general
development viewpoints, and it is also the reserved land for the process of
construction and urban construction in the future.
- Potential for developing the wet rice plants: the
area for growing rice is about 130 ha, most of which is types of soil adaptable
to rice cultivation.
- Potential for developing crops: the potential for
developing crops and short-term industrial plants is about 40 ha, 10 ha of which
is for growing crops.
- Potential for developing perennial trees: the
current area is about 130 ha.
Thus, the remaining area that can be possibly used
for agricultural purposes including agricultural production and forestry in the
commune is little (accounting for about 30% of the commune’s natural area).
However, a variety of agricultural crops can be developed. The current use of
agricultural land has not fully exploited its land use potential, but is
completely in line with the district’s general development goals and the
agricultural sector’s development orientation.
Land for industrial development and residential
Hiep Phuoc is a developing commune and has the
construction area with a relatively small population density compared to major
cities in the region such as the development triangle of Ho Chi Minh city – Vung
Tau city - Bien Hoa city. The geomorphological condition is the plain area with
a favorable space for developing the infrastructure of industrial parks and
large urban areas. Particularly:
For the industry to develop, it is necessary to
converge many factors including:
- Located near the source of raw materials and
- Having favorable conditions for infrastructure
construction, especially transport, electricity, and water supply and drainage.
- Having ability to supply labor resources.
- Having favorable terrain conditions and solid
- Having conditions for waste treatment to
minimize environmental pollution.
Having an open and favorable policies for
Hiep Phuoc commune has met most of the above
criteria. Currently, there are 3 concentrated industrial zones in the commune
with a total area of 1,063 hectares out of a total area of more than 27,000
ha of the district’s industrial parks. However, due to the general development
trend at the early stage of developing industrial parks, the macro policies to
attract local investment are quite open while there are no strict environmental
requirements. Therefore, many industries have harmed the environment like
weaving, dyeing, paper, and so on. Small and medium sized enterprises lack their
potential to manufacture in industrial parks, so development mixed with
residential areas has caused difficulties in management, which has affected the
life of people in residential areas and surrounding areas. Therefore, to take
advantage of industrial strengths in a context of limited land fund, an
appropriate arrangement of occupations; not encouraging the industries that
cause environmental pollution; and having policies for SMEs to operate and
produce in residential areas helps to avoid relocation as the society is
The commune’s current residential areas have been
established for a long time and so the development is almost spontaneous with a
low construction density and rural landscape architecture. During the
development process to build industrial parks, public facilities and other
infrastructure, many households affected by clearance will need to be resettled.
However, due to a low population density of the existing residential areas, the
possibility to deal with the accommodation for households is very large, which
has reduced the pressure on land fund arrangement. Up to now, Hiep Phuoc
crossroad residential area with a 1/2,000 scale and capacity of 183.2 ha.
Particularly, the detailed plan 1/500 has been deployed including the following
- Hiep Phuoc 1 resettlement area on an area of
1.87 ha was approved by the provincial People’s Committee according to
Decision no. 980/QD-CT.UBT dated April 5, 2002.
- Hiep Phuoc 2 resettlement area on an area of
1.97 ha was approved by the provincial People’s Committee according to
Decision no. 979/QD-CT.UBT dated May 5, 2002.
- Hiep Phuoc 3 resettlement area on an area of
13.19 ha was approved by the provincial People’s Committee according to
Decision no. 1286/QD-UBND dated May 8, 2009.
- The resettlement area for the officials and civil
servants of Nhon Trach I industrial park and Hiep Phuoc apartment building
complex has an area of 4.8675 ha, which was approved by the provincial
- Hiep Phuoc commune’s residential area has an area
21,55297 ha, and it was approved by the provincial People’s Committee according
to Decision no. 5925/QD-CT.UBND dated November 22, 2004.
The market and residential area of Hiep Phuoc
commune has an area of 18,3250 ha and its construction has been approved by
the provincial People's Committee.
The residential area of Hiep Phuoc commune has an
area of 8.84 ha, and it was approved by the provincial People’s Committee
according to Decision no. 3701/QD-UBND dated October 29, 2007.
Hiep Phuoc commune now has 5,959 households and
36,105 people with males accounting for 51.52 %, females accounting for 48.48 %,
under 18 accounts for 26.95%, 18-60 year old people account for 66.22% and those
older than 60 years old makes up 6.83% of the total population.
The laborers at their working age are 22,806 people,
accounting for 69.4% of the commune’s total population. In particular, labors of
agriculture, forestry and fishery are 1,876 people (accounting for 7.5%), labors
of industry and small industry and handicrafts are 14,010 people (accounting for
56%), trade and services laborers are 8,806 people (accounting for 35.2%), and
other extra laborers are 326 people (accounting for 1.2%).
The rate of using working time in rural areas
reaches over 88% and the rate of trained rural laborers is over 50%.
The contingent of communal officials and civil
servants has continuously improved their professional qualifications in
management and leadership, and a lot of communal officials have been attending
professional and political classes. Up to now, the commune’s officials and civil
servants have met required standards according to regulations.
To achieve the goal of increasing the income of the
commune’s people from VND23 million in 2010 to over VND45 million in 2015 and
VND58 million by 2020, the commune’s economic development direction is as
- Maintaining the local economic growth rate (at
fixed prices) at 19-20%/year and services up by 23-24%/year.
- The commune’s economic structure has shifted
strongly towards industry, small industry and handicrafts, and services and
shown an increase. By 2015 the proportion of these industries is 45% of
agriculture, 58% of industry and construction, 37.5 % of services, and 0.4 % of
agriculture, 58% of industry and construction and 38% of services in 2020.
- The commune’s average production value per one
laborer (at the current prices) is expected to increase from VND110.53 million
in 2010 to VND232.58 million in 2015 (an average increase of 16.04%) and
VND254.63 million in 2020 (an average increase of 18.16%).