Viet Nam

Economic Liberation in Viet Nam


Economic activities in Vietnam, which was opened to international trade in 1986, are concentrated around the two competing centres of Hanoi, in the North, and Ho Chi Minh-ville (Saigon) in the South. Despite a number of mineral and energy resources, the centre of the country remains very underdeveloped.

See article by Philippe Papin,“Party versus state in Vietnam”, February 2000.

*Sources : *Vu Tu Lap and Christian Taillard, Atlas du Vietnam, GIP Reclus and La Documentation Française, Paris, 1994; Hugues Tertrais, Jean-Claude Promonti, Vietnam, communistes et dragons, Le Monde éditions, Paris, 1994.