Ben Tre Strategic Development Vision



Despite having high potential for tourism and agriculture development by virtue of its fertile land, rich biodiversity and beautiful natural landscapes, Ben Tre face many systematic challenges: its agriculture industry are hindered by lack of labor and up-to-date production technologies, value chains and policies, while its tourism industry are hindered by problems related to products, facilities and infrastructure. Investment efficiency for agriculture, forestry, fishery and IFDI are on the decline, while GDP per capita is among the lowest in the region. In addition, the province is being under threats of subsidence and saline intrusion due to climate change and rising sea levels.


The development strategy jointly designed by Roland Berger, a management consultant, and enCity will strategically transform Ben Tre into a green liveable city that harmonize development with nature, with a sustainable economic development based on the existing agricultural strengths of the city.
In addition, the project also aims to make Ben Tre an attractive tourist destination – a miniature version of the Mekong Delta for domestic and international tourists.

Summary of enCity Solution

enCity, in collaboration Roland Berger, is tasked to formulate strategies in spatial development, land use and infrastructure planning and climate change adaptation. During an intensive four-month study, enCity developed strategies that will transform the provincial urban center of the city into a liveable landscape, promote Ben Tre’s diverse and unique settlement morphologies, reserve land for new economic initiatives and integrate transportation system with water management to optimise the local resources, create new growth opportunities and help the city adapt to climate change.

Services offered

  • Landuse Planning
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Climate Change Adaption Plan
  • Spatial Planning


Provincial Government of Ben Tre


Roland Berger


Ben Tre Province, Vietnam


2322 sq km



Strategic Planning