The Hoa Binh provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development coordinated with the People’s Committees of Luong Son and Yen Thuy districts, and the RYB joint Stock Company held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 23 to mark the export of this year’s first batch of Dien pomelo to the US. The event saw the presence of Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Cong Su.
Vice Chairman of
the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Cong Su and representatives of
departments, sectors, the two localities, and the RYB joint Stock Company carry
the fruit to a truck for transportation.
In recent years, pomelo has become one of the
key fruit trees in Hoa Binh, which is currently home to more than 3,200ha of
Dien pomelo, equivalent to nearly 60% of the total pomelo farming area and 31%
of the citrus fruit one in the province.
In 2023, the province produced over 52,000
tonnes of Dien pomelo. The cultivation concentrates in Yen Thuy, Luong Son, and
Kim Boi districts.
The first batch of Dien pomelos for export in
2024 weighs 15 tonnes in total. Compared to the batch shipped to the UK in
2023, the fruit quality this year improved in terms of sweetness, output, and
appearance, meeting the import market’s strict standards.
To be qualified for export, pomelos underwent
many steps and examinations to ensure the fruit meet appearance requirements,
Brix standards, and 900 criteria on plant protection product residues and other
types of residues related to food safety.
After being cleaned and classified, the fruit
was sent to Ho Chi Minh City for irradiation. The pomelos are scheduled to
arrive and hit the shelves of supermarkets in Houston city, the US state of
Texas, in late February.
In 2023, Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province will manage and develop five brands granted protection certificates by the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science and Technology, including one collective brand, "Lac Thuy orange" and four certification brands: "Lac Thuy chicken", "Lac Thuy custard apple", "Lac Thuy goat", "Song Boi tea".
Determining that attracting investment is an important task in the socio-economic development, in recent years, Hoa Binh province has implemented many specific solutions to improve the environment of the business investment and supported in overcoming the difficulties for the businesses and investors, promoting the investment attraction into the province.
A delegation of Ichinoseki city, located in Japan’s Iwate prefecture, led by Mayor Yoshihito Sato paid a working visit to Hoa Binh city of Hoa Binh province on January 18 to discuss bilateral cooperation. They were welcomed by Nguyen Van Thang, member of the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board and Secretary of the Party Committee of Hoa Binh city, along with officials of some local departments and sectors.
Pomelo growers in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province are busy preparing to harvest and supply high-quality products to the market on the occasion of the 2024 Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
In 2023, the agricultural sector of Hoa Binh province implemented various solutions by accompanying farmers in developing hi-tech agriculture, focusing on improving production value, and promoting organic and sustainable production, thus affirming its role as an important pillar of the economy.