(HBO) – Being keen on gardening, Nguyen Van Thang, born in Hanoi’s outlying Ba Vi district in 1969, has been spending more than 20 years in Thung Rech, a rich soil area in Tu Son commune of Kim Boi district (Hoa Binh province). Between 1992 and 1997, he was known as "King of Sugarcane” in Thung Rech. He was the first to grow sugarcane in the area, leading to a mass cultivation that helped local people alleviate hunger and reduce poverty.
Nguyen Van Thang stands next to a grapefruit nursery.
Thang has changed the mind
of local residents when he first brought red sugarcane to Thung Rech.
At first, he planted
sugarcane on one hectare and then expanded the area to three hectares. Each
hectare brought him an average annual income of 30 million VND. At the time, red
sugarcane growing became a solution to hunger elimination and poverty reduction
in the area and Thang was called "King of Sugarcane”. However, in 1998, all
sugarcane plantation areas were ruined by fires, causing great economic losses.
In 2000, Thang began growing oranges, mainly Xa Doai orange varieties, on a
1.5-ha area. His orange garden could produce 70 tonnes at its peak.
To date, his family’s orchards
have been expanded to nearly five hectares, of which three hectares of oranges,
one hectare of lemons and grapefruits, and one hectare of longans. The orchards
rake in over 1 billion VND in revenue each year, with a disposable profit of
700 million VND.
Thanks to his creative
dynamism and willingness to restructure the crops, Thang has turned himself
into a millionaire in Thung Rech. He has also created stable jobs and incomes for
Since late 2016 when Thang
joined Muong Dong Agriculture & Trade Cooperative, he has been encouraged
to follow a farming model that is suitable to the locality’s potential and
To help the crops develop
well, Thang combined different types of fertilizers for the best results.
Oranges from his garden
are sweet and become a favorite among consumers. Thang revealed that preventing
diseases and using fertilizers are the most important tasks in growing oranges
and mandarins. He frequently examines the garden to prune tree branches and
promptly detect symptoms of diseases. Thang and other members of the Muong Dong
Agriculture & Trade Cooperative are now following a new cultivation method
that promotes the use of organic fertilizers to ensure food safety and protect the
Thang’s achievements are
admirable, reflecting the aspiration and perseverance of a man who dares to
leave the city to settle in a remote area and always strives to get rid of poverty.
(HBO) – The People’s Committee of Hoa Binh province has held a meeting with local enterprises and cooperatives on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2018.
A national land database is due for completion in 2020 and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level will be available.
(HBO) - Besides the hundreds of breeding farms, Lac Thuy District is leading the province with 18 certified breeding farms. All farms are organized to produce and breed animals in the direction of anti - disease safety, food safety. It is worth mentioning that this achievement has an important contribution of attracting organizations and individuals to invest in the field of animal husbandry in the area.
(HBO) - Recently, with the catching of production, distribution of safe food, the Hop Kim Cooperative of animal husbandry and general services (Kim Boi) has selected the model of producing - consuming real safe products following the linked chain, clear traceability and becoming a pioneer in the "For Public Health - Say No to Dirty Food" movement.
(HBO) – The passion for doing business and the lucky charm has helped the young man in the "cold country " Quyet Chien (Tan Lac) find a promising start for business. The model of raising New Zealand rabbits has been working very effectively and realistically.
(HBO) - In February, export turnover of the province reached 40.07%. The accumulation in the first two months of 2018 is estimated at 80, 55 million, which increases by 18.63% compared to the same period last year.