(HBO) – This 33 years old farmer was born, grew up and associated with the forest, the valleys and knew clearly every path, cliff and plant here. We are mentioning about Mr. Bui Van Phuong in Sang village of Cao Ram commune, Luong Son district, who made a decision to start up by raising goats. Thanks to his dare to think and do, he got his own success.
Six years ago, his life was so difficult, Phuong discussed with his family to work abroad in Malaysia for two times with his dream of changing his life in overseas. When he was abroad, he realized that earning money was not easy. After a few years he came back home, he saved just a little and built a small house. When the house was completed, he was in unemployed situation. Sometimes he thought why he did not utilize the large hills and mountains to raise goats which might be successful in his homeland. Realizing that goat breeding would be the best choice, in 2014, he invested in buying 5 goats and grazed in the village. Goat is an easy-to breed animal, for a few years, the number of goats has increased up to 20-30 goats. This meant the grazing areas seemed to be not large enough for goats; therefore, goats usually went to the field or garden to destroy people’s vegetables. He was so worried about this.
Mr. Bui Van Phuong with his family’s goats.
Mr. Bui Van Phuong shared: By accident, when I went to gather vegetables for pigs, I climbed a cliff hillside across to the other side; I found a large valley with a lot of grass, a forest full of trees and leaves. I was so delighted to find out the food resources for goats. However, there was a big question that how I could take the goats across the cliffs. My initial idea was that I could use pulleys to pull through. It seemed to be available with small goats but it seemed that no force could pull big goats of 30 -40 kg. Then the idea was unrealistic.
With high determination to take the goats to the valley, in 2016, Mr. Phuong had a new idea to build a bridge for the goats through the mountain. After calculating carefully, researching the terrains of the hill and the mountain thoroughly and being supported by the local people, he sold two goats to get the money, together with his savings; he bought the materials and hired some builders, asked for help from his relatives and friends to start building the bridge. After a week, a bridge with the height of 40 meters against the mountain cliff was completed with the total cost of 20 million dongs.
However, after building the bridge, he had to train the goats to cross the new path. The most effective method was that he used the popular leaf sound to trick the goats following him because they were so gluttonous. After a guided week, they were used to this method and cross the bridge easily. Every day, at 8 am, the owners chased the goats for grazing, looking them one by one across the bridge to the valley with abundant food.
Because of the grass field, green trees and wildlife raising method, the quality of goat meat is so delicious; its price is about 130,000 – 140,000 dongs/ kg. Goats are being raised in the valley, eat forest leaves and herbal leaves; therefore, his goats do not get sick. All the goats are fat and big, growing and developing well.
He started up his business with only few goats, and now the number of the goats of Mr. Bui Van Phuong’s family’s has increased to 66 goats. In the first year, he earned a profit of 30 million dongs. In the second year, his profit increased to more than 50 million dongs. With his adventurous idea of building a bridge across the mountain to raise the goats, Mr. Phuong succeeded and enriched his homeland.
(HBO) – These days, traders have been coming to grapefruit gardens in Dong Lai commune, Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province. This year, local farmers have harvested a bumper crop with stable prices.
The national carrier Vietnam Airlines reaped a record high pre-tax profit of over VND2.8 trillion (US$123.2 million) in 2017, beating its annual target by 72% and jumping 8.3% from the previous year, the airline reported on January 10.
(HBO) – In the year of 2017 -2018, Cao Phong oranges continued to be increased in the areas and quantity. According to the statistics of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, up to now, in the whole district, there have been 2,835 hectares of citrus plants, mainly oranges, including 1,234 hectares in the business period, the total quantity of the whole harvest is estimated more than 33,000 tons. The areas of planting oranges following Vietgap standards in the district have been increased with 207 households applying the procedure. The total areas reach 305,89 hectares.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh province has invested much in industrial parks and clusters in recent years to attract more domestic and foreign investment. It is an important orientation in the province’s economic development strategy. Thanks to such effort, its industrial production reached more than 27.5 trillion VND (1.21 billion USD) last year, up 17.22 percent from the same period last year and 2.5 percent higher than the yearly target.
(HBO) – We visited the citrus orchard of Le Thi Thanh Tra’s family in Truong Yen village, Yen Mong commune, Hoa Binh city – one of outstanding economic models in the commune. Her orchard has about 120 grapefruit trees of different kinds, all of which are 13-14 years old. At this time, her grapefruit orchard is ripening, with all trees laden with fruits.
(HBO) – In 2017, Hoa Binh city paid attention to developing industries which had advantages in materials and market. It also created optimal conditions to draw more investment in the locality, especially in industrial parks on the left bank of Da River.