District 12, Ho Chi Minh City

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District 12
Quận 12
Urban district
Position in HCMC's core
Position in HCMC's core
District 12 is located in Vietnam
District 12
District 12
Location in Vietnam
Coordinates: 10°51′43″N 106°39′32″E / 10.86194°N 106.65889°E / 10.86194; 106.65889Coordinates: 10°51′43″N 106°39′32″E / 10.86194°N 106.65889°E / 10.86194; 106.65889
Country  Vietnam
Centrally governed city Ho Chi Minh City
Seat Tân Chánh Hiệp ward
Wards 11 phường
Area
 • Total 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 427,083
 • Density 8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Main ethnic groups predominantly Kinh
Time zone ICT (UTC+07)
Website quan12.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

District 12 (Vietnamese: Quận 12) is an urban district (quận) of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam.

As of 2010, the district had a population of 427,083.[1] The district covers an area of 53 km².[1] The district is divided into 11 small subsets which are called wards. It borders Hóc Môn District to the north, Thủ Đức District and Bình Dương Province to the east, Bình Tân District to the west and Tân Bình and Gò Vấp districts to the south.

Map showing the location of District 12 within metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City

Administration[edit]

The district consists of 11 wards:

  • An Phú Đông
  • Đông Hưng Thuận
  • Hiệp Thành
  • Tân Chánh Hiệp
  • Tân Hưng Thuận
  • Tân Thới Hiệp
  • Tân Thới Nhất
  • Thạnh Lộc
  • Thạnh Xuân
  • Thới An
  • Trung Mỹ Tây

Quang Trung Software City[edit]

The goal of the city is to offer a living and workplace to people particularly interested in software development as an economic incentive system to spur the growth of the software industry in Vietnam. It is sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization and United States Agency for International Development [2]

The Vietnamese government has arranged for high speed internet to be wired to the area. The city opened in 2001 and housed 20,000 people in 2010.[2]

Legal Incentives[edit]

In order to facilitate use of this resource a number of laws have been set up.

Taxes[edit]

Companies are tax-exempt for their first four years after making a profit, and then only charged 50% of their normal taxes for the next nine years after their exemption. Overall taxes for the area are 10% for the first 15 years of the city, and 25% after that. Imported materials used for software production are import-tax free so long as they can not yet be used domestically. Exported software products are export-tax exempt. A Value Added Tax is also waived for exported software and domestically consumed software.[2]

Planning Map[edit]

Form the government planning map up to 2020, the district includes: Tan Thoi Nhat Ward; Dong Hung Thuan Ward; Trung My Tay Ward; Tan Chanh Hiep Ward; Tan Thoi Hiep Ward; Hiep Thanh Ward; Thoi An Ward; Thanh Xuân Ward; Thanh Loc Ward; An Phu Dong Ward .[3]

Foreign Workers[edit]

Special privileges are available to foreigners who are involved in a city project, particularly in getting visas and in buying or renting houses.[2]

Cloud Service Provider[edit]

Another part of the government incentives includes a cloud computing platform for use by local companies.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HCMC's Population and population density in 2010 by district". HCMC Office of Statistics. Retrieved Feb 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Quang Trung Software City". Quang Trung Software City. Retrieved December 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "MAP". MAP. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "QTSC". QTSC. Retrieved December 28, 2010.