Kien Giang province has a new city
Ha Tien town in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is about to become a city, Ha Tien city.
An overview of Ha Tien town. (Source: hatien.kiengiang.gov.vn)
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee recently issued a resolution to make the town of 81,576 people a city.
The resolution has also created a new ward, namely My Duc, which covers 16.96 sq.km and accommodates 9,108 residents of My Duc commune.
The ward borders Cambodia to the east and the north, Dong Ho ward to the east and the south, the Gulf of Thailand to the west, and Binh San and Phao Dai to the south.
The new Ha Tien city has a total area of 100.49 sq.km.
It borders Giang Thanh district to the east, the Gulf of Thailand to the west, Kien Luong district to the south and Cambodia to the north.
The city encompasses Binh San, Dong Ho, My Duc, Phao Dai and To Chau wards, and Thuan Yen and Tien Hai communes.
The resolution will take effect from November 1, 2018./.