Co Loa was nominated twice as the capital of the country: the first time during the An Duong Vuong era in the late 3rd and early 2nd century BC, and the second time during the Ngo Vuong Quyen reign in the middle of the 10th century
(GDP growing 7.2% in 2003 and 7.7% in 2004. Growth is forecast at 8.1% in 2005)
Structural reform from a centrally planned economy to a market oriented economy (more competitive, export-driven industries) .
Vietnam has had Normal Trade Relations status with US since late 2001, with 2002 marking the first time Vietnam shipped more goods to the US than to Japan . Vietnam is working toward accession to the WTO in 2005.
Currency: 100 USD = 1.600.000 VND
Last year, the IT market boasted sales of US$685 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 33 percent, the highest growth rate since 2001