(HBO) – There is no doubt that the old barren hills are now being covered with the green of grapefruit trees. If Mr. Pham Khac Thuong had not pioneered with the "strange work" of taking red grapefruit up to the hill, perhaps, those slopes would be still now acacia planted. With the desire to bring red grapefruit further, He led the investment in machinery for preliminary processing, packaging products, etc.
Mr. Pham Khac Thuong, Hamlet 3, Tu Ne Commune
(Tan Lac) has been successful in bringing red grapefruit to the hill.
In order to carry red grapefruit up to the
hill, Mr. Thuong and his family had to excavate the hill, invest in building
water tanks for irrigation. The investment sum for 3 hectares of planting
grapefruit was very large; he and his wife had to borrow from the bank. And
then, it was not useless, the grapefruit grew day by day. After 2 years, then 3
years, the hills were covered with green color. During the time of planting,
caring, waiting for picking fruit, Mr. Thuong grafted branches for breedling
sale. Thousands of stems sold to the market have helped him earn income for
long planting. Now, his grapefruit garden has turned to six years old and
brings the sweet fruit beyond the expectation. Last year, the grapefruit garden
was abundant of fruit; the family of Mr. Thuong has collected more than 700
Besides a grapefruit garden in village 3, Mr.
Thuong also invested in growing 1 hectare of red grapefruit and 2 hectares of
yellow orange in Cu village (Tu Ne). So far, the garden has been 2 years old
and being well developed. To take the best care of grapefruit garden, Mr.
Thuong has invested in automatic sprinkler irrigation technology.
"Grapefruit is not a soil picker, however, it is necessary to ensure the
water supply to keep soil moisture." Compared to grapefruit in lowland
areas, grapefruit on low canopy, the trees are smaller, fruit is also smaller.
Since bringing grapefruit to the hill, Mr.
Thuong has created regular jobs for many local workers. With the desire to
bring Tan Lac red grapefruits outreach with its own brand name and bringing
long-term economic effect, in 2017, Mr. Thuong and some grapefruits growers
cooperated together to set up a Production Cooperative to produce, process and
consume red grapefruits of Tan Lac. Currently, the cooperative has 9 members;
the total area of planting grapefruits is 30 hectares.
(HBO) -The Office of the Hoa Binh provincial People's Committee has just issued Notice No.3402/TB-VPUBND on the conclusion of the Chairman of the provincial People's Committee at the meeting of the provincial steering committee for improving the investment and business environment and provincial competitiveness index (PCI).
(HBO) – The authority of Lac Son district is striving to improve the District and Department Competitiveness Index (DDCI), aiming to improve the business and investment environment, thus attracting more businesses and investors to the locality.
(HBO) - On May 13rd, the Provincial Business Association hosted a conference on association, cooperation and development of Business Associations in the provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau with the theme "Sharing the mechanisms and policies to support the businesses in the Northwest mountainous provinces”; signing a cooperation agreement on the legal support for businesses between the Center of Vietnam International Arbitration and the Business Associations of 4 Northwest provinces.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh province’s State budget collection was estimated at 253.3 billion VND (10.79 million USD) in April, equivalent to 15% of the target assigned by the Resolution of the provincial People's Council, according to a report by the provincial People’s Committee.
(HBO) – Farmers in Dong Lai commune in Tan Lac district have successfully piloted and are expanding the model of off-season red flesh dragon fruit farming as it helps increase income and improve people’s living conditions.
(HBO) – In the 2022 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) announced by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in early April, Hoa Binh ranked 53rd out of the country's 63 provinces and cities with a total score of 62.81 points, up 9 places compared to 2021. This result reflected efforts of the whole political system in reforming administrative procedures and improving the local business investment environment.