(HBO) – We returned to Dong Lai, one of the communes which specialise in growing pomelos. Head of Dong Tien hamlet Le Duc Canh, who took us on a tour around pomelo growing households, said local residents are enjoying a bumper pomelo crop this year.

Japan’s travel conglomerate to join hotel project in Khanh Hoa

Hideo Sawada, Chairman of H.I.S, a leading travel conglomerate in Japan, has recently confirmed the group will take part in a hotel and resort project in Cam Ranh city, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.

Sturgeon farming in river whirlpool

(HBO) – Meeting with pharmacist Do Van Nhuan, listening to his story and looking at how he works, we feel that that he is not only a passionate but also adventurous person when deciding to invest in raising sturgeon in river whirlpools downstream the Hoa Binh hydropower plant.

Disadvantaged area grows rich with Shan Tuyet tea

(HBO) – The restructuring of agricultural crops has created a breakthrough in economic development of Trung Thanh commune (Da Bac district) of Hoa Binh province. As 70 percent of local households have lived off Shan Tuyet tea over the years, many people refer to commune as "the land of tea”.

Chayote farming in Quyet Chien commune: Cooperative ensures sale for farmers

(HBO) - The establishment of the Quyet Chien safe vegetable cooperative has ensured the sale of chayote shoots grown in Quyet Chien commune, Tan Lac district, Bac Giang province, bringing higher income to local farmers here.

Vietnam Airlines, Air France sign joint venture deal

Vietnam Airlines and Air France have inked a joint venture deal, which is due to start from November 1, to bring more benefits to passengers on their air routes between Vietnam, France and Europe.

Conference discusses use of varieties in rice, citrus farming

(HBO) – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hoa Binh province has recently partnered with the national centre for plant varieties and Thai Binh Seed Corporation to hold a conference on directing use of varieties and management of new pests in rice and citrus fruits in the province.

Hoa Binh encourage businesses to raise fish on Da River

(HBO) – Hoa Binh Lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in Vietnam. Spanning 8,900 hectares in 19 communes in five districts and Hoa Binh city, the lake poses huge potential for freshwater fish raising. Many businesses have invested to expand floating cage fish farming on Hoa Binh Lake, said Hoang Van Son, head of the provincial department of fisheries said.

Man inspires dream of getting rich in Son Thuy longan planting region

HBO – Bui Van Luc, Secretary of the Party Committee of Son Thuy commune (Kim Boi district), is one of the pioneers in bringing Huong Chi longan variety to the locality and successfully creating Son Thuy longan variety, which has opened opportunities for local people to escape poverty and get rich. He was selected as an excellent farmer and was honoured with certificates of merit by the State President and the Prime Minister.

Hoa Binh seeks to develop seed production and trade

(HBO) – The northern province of Hoa Binh is now home to six agricultural seed production and trade centres, including Cao Phong MTV Ltd. Co., Song Boi MTV Ltd. Co., Hoa Binh agricultural services joint Stock Company, Phuong Huyen seed production and trade Ltd. Co., and Boi river maize production and research centre.

First Vietnamese plants organic citrus trees

HBO – Nguyen Hong Yen, who manages the Linh Dung organic farm in Dong Ngoai hamlet of Vinh Tien commune (Kim Boi district), is considered the first Vietnamese planting organic citrus. His farm’s citrus fruits were recently recognised by the NHO- QSCERT as organic products in conformity with Vietnam’s organic agricultural requirements TCVN 11401:2015.

Farmer in Thanh Nong gets rich from insect farming

(HBO) – Everyone in Thanh Nong commune of Lac Thuy district compliments Nguyen The Hung, also called "Hung Crickets", in Vai village, on his idea of raising insects to get rich.

Intensifying measures against tax debts

(HBO) – By July 31, 2017, total tax arrears in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh had stood at nearly 304.2 billion VND, of which more than 61.7 billion VND was overdue, down 5.7 billion VND as compared with the figure at the end of 2016. Of the total, bad debts accounted for over 111.3 billion VND, down 2 percent from the figure at the end of 2016) and recoverable debts were 193.9 billion VND, accounting for 7.4 percent of the estimates.

Dong Bac commune promotes party members’ role in economic development

HBO – From an agriculture-based commune with a lot of economic difficulties, Dong Bac commune in Kim Boi district has emerged as one of the communes achieving comprehensive development.

Honey: Specialty of Lac Son forests

(HBO) – We had to travel through a bumpy road to reach a mountainous commune of Tu Do (Lac Son district), home to a variety of pure and viscid honey bearing scent of mountain and wild flowers.

Hoa Binh encourages craft village development

(HBO) – Local residents in Doan Ket hamlet (Lam Son commune, Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province) are excited to know that their commune has been recognised as a craft village of "go lua” (a kind of wood which is taken from the firmest core at the root of dead ancient trees) and "da canh” (ornamental stones).

Concerted efforts for climate-resilient development of Mekong Delta

A conference on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta was held in Can Tho city on September 26, aiming to shape a development model as well as major transitional orientations for the region.

Mountainous resident starts business from organic vegetable farming

HBO – Visiting Quyet Chien commune, Tan Lac district, this time, we made an appointment with Dinh Thi Quyet, head of the Quyet Chien Cooperative. Although it was established recently, the cooperative supplies several tonnes of organic vegetables for the Hanoi and Vinh Phuc markets everyday.

Workshop promotes Vietnam - Russia trade ties

The Russian Centre for Sciences and Culture of the Embassy of Russia in Vietnam and the Saint Petersburg State University jointly organised a workshop to promote trade ties between Vietnam and Russia in Hanoi on September 22.

Breakthrough made in agricultural production

(HBO) – The northern province of Hoa Binh has taken firm steps in reforming its agricultural sector. Outstanding outcomes in the work included defining clear orientations and choosing suitable key plants and animals in service of making a breakthrough development of the sector in following years.

Van Don to get US$220 million resort complex

Van Don, a rural district of Quang Ninh province in the northeastern region of Vietnam, may soon see a US$220 million resort complex.

Hoa Binh estimated to have 300 new firms in 9 months

(HBO) – Hoa Binh province is estimated to have about 300 newly-established businesses in the first nine months of 2017, up 51 percent compared to the same period of 2016. The new firms have registered a total capital of 3.96 trillion VND, 2.66 times higher than last year.

Muong Chieng rice in Da Bac district

(HBO) –Those who had a chance to taste Muong Chieng rice in Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province, are sure to remember its good taste. If cooked with a right water ratio, the rice is fragrant and soft, which tastes good even with only fish sauce. It is the reason why anyone who goes on working trips to Muong Chieng looks to buy this kind of rice to bring home.

A successful model of “camel bird” farming

(HBO) - "Camel bird" is another name for an ostrich type that Phan Sy Hai and his wife Le Hai Yen raised in their farm at My village, Yen Mong commune, Hoa Binh city. Though they both have their own job, the couple took to raising this ostrich species in the hope of improving their income.

Husbandry cooperative team in Pieng Ve commune – A model need be multiplied

(HBO) – We visited the family of Ha Van Loi in Ve hamlet, Pieng Ve commune of Mai Chau district, when he and his wife were caring for three sows and 14 piglets. The herd of pigs is the result of the couple’s long-term efforts.