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The paper analyzes the substainable development of the northen midland and montainous area, in comparision with other areas in the Vietnam economy. This area achieves a relatively good performance in term of social and environmental aspects, but quite poor results in term of economic aspect. Moreover, there exist a fragmentation within the area: a group of provinces grows faster than the others. Thus, the policy for this area should be constructed to well reflect its social and environmental fundamentals while address the fragmentation of development within the area.
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