(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.

Man gains successes from new production models

(HBO) – Despite having 2 hectares of farming land, Bui Van Tuoi, secretary of the youth union of Dung Phong commune, Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province, does not plant orange as other locals do. He cultivates Dien grapefruit, Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), ginger and red sugar cane. With his own way, Tuoi successfully develops economic growth models.

Kim Boi district develops fruit tree farming areas

(HBO) – The fruit tree farming development t is bringing about positive outcomes in many communes in Kim Boi district, the northern province of Hoa Binh.

Grafted Doi trees help farmer in Lac Son district get rich

(HBO) – Previously, it took farmers in Lac Son district, Hoa Binh province, at least 7-8 years to take care of Doi trees (michelia tonkinensis) before harvesting their nuts which are used as a spice. Now, the technique of graft helps halve the time and opens up a new promising way of growing Doi trees for Quach Phien in Chieng hamlet, Phuc Tuy commune, Lac Son district.

Hoa Binh strives to improve infrastructure for industrial development

(HBO) – Da Hop joint Stock Company has agreed to provide 1.5 hectares of land for Diostech Co., Ltd from the Republic of Korea to build a factory on manufacturing electronic components for digital cameras and cell phones at Da River Left-Bank Industrial Zone in Hoa Binh city.

Hoa Binh Hydropower Company works to fulfill 2017 targets

(HBO) – Entering 2017, the Hoa Binh Hydropower Company has encountered a lot of difficulties and challenges, including unfavourable hydrological situation in the early months. The water levels at reservoirs in the Da River in service of the Hoa Binh hydropower plant were over 2m lower than the same period last year.

Lac Son develops collective economy

(HBO) – Lac Son district of Hoa Binh province has worked hard to popularize the Party and State policies on developing collective economy with cooperatives as a core among local people in recent years. It has also consolidated a steering committee for collective economy development and assigned tasks to its members while creating favourable conditions for the collective economy to develop. However, challenges still remain to the implementation of support policies for cooperative development.

Third phase of Central budget’s investment plan deployed

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to allocate almost VND1.3 trillion of the investment plan of the Central budget in 2017 (the third phase), including the recovery of capital from advance funds, for ministries and sectors.

Hoa Binh: Integrated economic model a success

(HBO) – We paid a visit to an integrated farm of Bui Van Tam in Khoang hamlet (Son Thuy commune, Kim Boi district), a role model of successful young farmers in the commune.

Businesses supported with access to international food safety regulations

An international forum on food safety opened in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28 to provide support for domestic enterprises in meeting food safety regulations in the international market.

Kim Boi district develops concentrated vegetable production areas

(HBO) – Besides rice and maize fields, Kim Boi district in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh has a large vegetable growing area. The district supplies vegetables for consumers around the year. Thanks to convenient traffic system and favourable natural conditions, concentrated vegetable growing areas have been developed in the communes of Vinh Dong, Ha Bi, Nam Thuong, Vinh Tien, and Tu Son.

Hanoi plans to build four more bridges over major rivers

The Hanoi government is planning to build four more bridges over the Red and Duong Rivers, with an estimated total cost of VND38 trillion (US$1.67 billion), in a move to reduce traffic congestion during rush hours.

Vietnam Machinery and Wood Materials Fair opens

The 2017 Vietnam Machinery and Wood Material Fair kicked off at Binh Duong Exhibition and Convention Center in Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province, on August 23.

Enterprises in industrial parks create jobs for 15,400 workers

HBO – By July 15, 2017, industrial parks in Hoa Binh province had attracted 69 projects, including 20 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total registered capital of 421.59 million USD and 49 domestic ones worth 8.23 trillion VND (around 362.6 million USD). Among them, 43 have been put into operation.

Red lingzhi mushroom grown in Linh Dung organic farm

(HBO) – Lingzhi mushroom, a valuable medicinal herb, has been grown in some farms in Hoa Binh province, including the centre for scientific and technological application under the provincial Department of Science and Technology, and farms in Mong Hoa commune (Ky Son district) and Dong Tam commune (Lac Thuy district). Recently, Linh Dung organic farm in Dong Ngoai village, Vinh Tien commune (Kim Boi district) also cultivated the medicinal fungus on a trial basis. The farm has just harvested the first batch of lingzhi mushroom.

APEC seeks to promote technology in agricultural production

The Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) held a meeting in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 20 to promote technology transfer in agricultural production.

Luong Son district asked to further improve business environment

(HBO) - Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh province Bui Van Khanh and representatives of provincial departments and agencies have recently held a working session with the People’s Committee of Luong Son district on the implementation of a plan to improve its business environment and competitiveness capacity.

Vietnam spends nearly US$1.7 billion on corn import every year

Vietnam has so far this year imported 4.13 million tonnes of corn worth US$825 million, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Bumper crop, healthy price for Son Thuy longan

(HBO) – Son Thuy commune of Kim Boi district has enjoyed a bumper longan crop for another year. It is entering a new longan harvest season. Farmers are joyfully reaping longan while buyers from other provinces are also flocking to Son Thuy to purchase the fruit.

Hoa Binh works to fuel private economy 

(HBO) – In compliance with the Party and State’s policies in recent years, the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh has issued a number of mechanisms and policies to fuel the private economy.  They included procedures on investing in commercial housing, public-private partnership projects, incentives for cultivation and fish farming on Hoa Binh lake, agricultural and rural development, and many others that help improve the business climate. 

Hoa Binh preserves, develops Bau Ben duck’s genes

(HBO) – Bau Ben duck has its origins in Cho Ben area in Luong Son district. The species has valuable genetic traits, including the ability to eat raw and low-nutritious food, insects and other creatures in the nature while able to resist various diseases

Vietnam – leading Asian destination for information technology

Vietnam is a leading information technology (IT) services destination in Asia, heard a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on August 8 on the upcoming IT service export conference 2017.

Success story of a man leaving city for crop farming

(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.