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Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, on the South China Sea in the southern part of Vietnam, has Dong Nai Province as its northern neighbor and Binh Thuan Province on the east. Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City makes up its western side. Its capital is Vung Tau.

180 km offshore are the islands of the Con Dao archipelago, of which Con Son was an infamous prison going back to the days of French Indochina.

U.S. Ambassador Michael Marine visited in 2006, where he toured a ConocoPhillips’ oil vessel, visited the Phu My Power Plant, and met with energy company executives, and supported for Vietnam’s early entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). [1]