Way for farm produce sale paved

Many of the province's agricultural products will have the opportunity to find stable consumer markets when trade promotion activities are enhanced

Quite unlike previous years, the trade of farm produce has been promoted more proactively and methodically this year by Hai Duong provincial authorities. Programs to connect the trade between Hai Duong and many other provinces and cities have helped the sale of farm produce become more convenient. Promotion enhanced A trade promotion conference for Hai Duong's fruits and agricultural products early last June in Ha Noi attracted the attention of many enterprises and consumers. "When visiting the pavilions of Hai Duong's farm produce, I was surprised because I did not think the locality had so many good items. If such trade promotion conferences are not organized, we may only know guavas, thieu litchis, green bean cakes, and glutinous rice of Hai Duong while overlooking many other valuable agricultural products of the province, such as chicken eggs of Tam Loi chicken farm, onions and garlic of Kinh Mon, hill chickens of Chi Linh provincial town, dried green onions and carrots of … [Read more...]

Enterprises raise their voices

Director of Trung Hai - Hai Duong Cement JSC. Le Van Duc said the enterprise's treated waste had met permitted standards, so the province should verify to remove it from the list of establishments seriously polluting the environments

The Hai Duong provincial People's Committee on 13 November had a working session with representatives of facilities polluting the environment. The Hai Duong provincial People's Committee on the morning of 13 November had a working session with representatives of facilities polluting the environment under the chairmanship of Mr. Nguyen Anh Cuong, Member of the provincial Party's Committee's Standing Board, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee. Many polluting enterprises The results of an inspection of 41 facilities reported by the people showed that environmental problems exist at most of the facilities, according to Mr. Vu Dinh Hien, Director of the Environmental Protection Sub-department. This year, the Inspectorate of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment has also checked 34 establishments in the list of environmental polluters. Accordingly, most of the establishments committed environmental violations. Regarding each violation act, 33 among 34 … [Read more...]

Tightening management of industrial zones

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(VEN) - When development is not based on actual needs and not focused on the construction of basic infrastructure, some industrial zones (IZs) in Hai Duong Province have inefficiently operated. Management improvements are being made to help IZs operate more efficiently and prevent land going to waste in the province. At a conference of the Industry and Trade sector, Hai Duong Department of Industry and Trade director Vu Doan Quang said that Hai Duong had 40 IZs approved planning till the end of last year. However, in the process of development to match actual needs, five IZs were converted purpose and function. Therefore, the province currently has 35 IZs covering on a total planning area of nearly 1,544 hectares. Of which, 28 IZs have put into operation, attracting 285 investment projects with total registered capital of over VND6.63 trillion. In addition, the IZs system has brought socioeconomic benefits to Hai Duong, industrial production value generated from businesses in IZs in … [Read more...]

Vinh Long develops comprehensive irrigation system

The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has devised a number of measures for the development of a comprehensive irrigation system, according to the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development. This year alone, it has set aside some 254 billion VND (11.87 million USD) in the construction of and upgrades to 234 irrigation projects across the province with priority given to building flood-proof embankments in Bac Mang Thit district and expanding irrigation canals. Other focuses have been on projects to upgrade irrigation systems serving large-scale fields in Tam Binh district, embankments surrounding orchards and aquaculture farms in Quoi Thien commune in Vung Liem district, Hoa Ninh and Binh Hoa Phuoc communes in Long Ho district and embankments protecting Binh Tan district’s crops to the north of National Road 1A. So far this year, 156 irrigation works worth a total of 64.3 billion VND (more than 3 million USD) have been completed, supplying water to 91 … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh to develop aquaculture

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Cua Van Fishing Village in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long Bay was chosen for a project to develop and conserve aquatic resources from now until July 2017. — Photo atadi.vn QUANG NINH (Biz Hub) — The northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday chose the Cua Van fishing village in Ha Long Bay for a project to develop and conserve aquatic resources. The project, which will be implemented from now until July 2017, is a part of the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba joint initiative project. It aims to develop sustainable aquaculture in Ha Long Bay and conserve aquatic resources. The organisations concerned will be instructed on how to coordinate on the project. During a meeting held yesterday morning in Quang Ninh Province to approve the project, the permanent deputy chairman of the Quang Ninh People's Committee, Dang Huy Hau, asked the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to join hands with the organisations concerned to approve the project by next month. The approval … [Read more...]

Tra Vinh: Levees benefit four communes

The People’s Committee of southern Tra Vinh province has requested the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development urgently complete construction of a levee on the north side of Tong Long River by the end of this year. The levee, nearly 4,000 metres in length and 3 metres in width, will serve flood control and saltwater intrusion prevention at a total cost of 10 billion VND (458,600 USD). Once finished, the project will protect 300 hectares of farm land, benefiting 150 local households living along the north bank of the river in Ham Giang, Ham Tan, Thanh Son and Kim Son communes of Tra Cu district. Many of the households managed to build small river dykes themselves but failed to protect their rice fields due to strong floods, said Kim Cua, a farmer from Ca Sang Hamlet, Ham Giang district. Some 96 local families have donated land for the levee construction so far.-VNA … [Read more...]

Quang Nam focuses on modern rural area development

Authorities at all levels in the central province of Quang Nam have devised concrete measures to accelerate modern rural area building in 2015, said Le Muon from the Steering Committee of the provincial programme. The locality has mobilised various resources for upgrading and building basic infrastructure facilities, particularly in communes striving to be recognised as modern rural areas this year. According to Huynh Tan Duc, Director of the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development, publicity campaigns have been conducted across the province to raise awareness of the programme among communities, especially in remote areas. The campaigns also help facilitate access to information about outstanding individuals and units as role models, and promote effective and successful projects in the locality. The province has strengthened their management and monitoring of the programme implementation process to address difficulties facing rural areas. As many as 14 … [Read more...]

President addresses water shortage woes

HA NOI (VNS) — State President Truong Tan Sang toured Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday to examine the impacts of water shortages in the locality over the past few months. President Sang made a field trip to the Cam Ranh Reservoir in Cam Lam District, capable of supplying 22 million cubic metres of water to about 5,000 people in the district and the northern Cam Ranh peninsula. Blistering heat waves have nearly dried up the reservoir, which is now down to 5 per cent of its capacity. According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, many other local reservoirs were also in a similar situation. The State leader urged provincial authorities to manage water reserves and undertake measures to ensure sufficient water supplies for daily life and production. He said the province should switch to other crops and animals that were more suited to the severe conditions, and call for foreign investment to build large reservoirs to help resolve water … [Read more...]

President inspects construction of monument dedicated to Gac Ma soldiers

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President Truong Tan Sang makes a field trip to Cam Ranh reservoir (photo: VNA) NDO - President Truong Tan Sang arrived in Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa province on July 11 to inspect the construction work of a memorial complex commemorating Gac Ma soldiers as part of his working visit to Khanh Hoa. The construction of the memorial complex began in March 2015 on an area of 2.5 hectares. The complex was initiated by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour with funds raised from trade unions, workers, organisations and benefactors in Vietnam and abroad. President Sang underscored the significance of the memorial complex, saying that the complex aimed to pay tribute to soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1988 naval battle to protect Gac Ma Island of Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. He asked the project management board to ensure the progress and quality of the project in order to show gratitude to naval heroes, contributing to educating and nurturing the patriotism to … [Read more...]

State President examines water shortage impacts in Khanh Hoa

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Landscaping design of the Gac Ma memorial park. Photo: VNA State President Truong Tan Sang toured central coastal Khanh Hoa province on July 11 to examine impacts of water shortages in the locality over the past few months. President Sang made a field trip to the Cam Ranh reservoir in Cam Lam district, capable of supplying 22 million cubic metres of water to about 5,000 people in the district and northern Cam Ranh peninsula. Blistering heat waves have nearly dried up the reservoir, which now only contains 1.5 million cubic metres or 5 percent of its capacity. According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, many other local reservoirs are suffering the similar situation; some even have water levels below the "dead" threshold. The State leader urged provincial authorities to properly manage water reserves and undertake various measures to ensure sufficient water supply for daily life and production. He recommended the province switch to other crops … [Read more...]

Chinese ships sink Vietnam’s fishing boat off Hoang Sa (Paracels)

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A Vietnamese fishing boat was operating in Vietnamese waters off the central province of Quang Ngai on Thursday night when it was reportedly scared away and sank by two Chinese vessels, local authorities said. The Chinese ships approached the QNg 90559, with 11 fishermen on board, when it was fishing off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracels) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, the administration of the province’s Binh Chau commune said Friday, citing a report from the attacked boat. The vessels directed high-powered lights at the Vietnamese boat and used loudspeakers to demand it to leave the waters, said Truong Van Duc, the boat owner. Duc ran his ship away, fearing a possible attack, but was run after by the foreign ships, which eventually rammed the fishing boat to sink at 11:00 pm, according to the report. The Chinese ships then left the scene, leaving all the 11 fishermen floating at sea while clinging to the lifebuoys from their sunken ships. The fishermen were … [Read more...]

Government supports Quang Ninh province in coping with fisheries diseases

A shrimp farm in Tien Yen district (Photo: halong.gov.vn)

The Prime Minister has assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to allocate 50 tons of chemical chlorine from the national goods reserve to the northern province of Quang Ninh to prevent fisheries diseases. According to the Quang Ninh provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the first six months of the year, complex development of disease within fisheries has been reported, particularly in shrimp farms in Mong Cai, Cam Pha and Uong Bi cities; Hai Ha, Dam Ha and Tien Yen districts; and Quang Yen town. The disease has killed shrimp in 598 hectares of farms run by 793 families. To prevent the diseases, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has regularly sent delegations to localities and production foundations to carry out preventive measures. As of late June, localities used over 51 tons of chemicals to deal with disease outbreaks./. … [Read more...]

Nghe An speeds up modern rural area building

The central province of Nghe An has undertaken a number of efforts to accelerate the modern rural area building programme in 2015, according to the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development. The locality has organised publicity campaigns and mobilised different resources to implement the programme. It has developed successful models of agricultural production and livestock farming, as well as provided assistance to improve the local rural traffic system. In Anh Son district, as many as 3,862 hectares of agricultural land have been zoned off for large-field production. Rural markets, communal houses, schools and healthcare centres have also been built across the district. A remarkable shift has been seen in agricultural production in Kim Lien commune in Nam Dan district, reducing from 63.9 percent in 2010 to 50.3 percent in 2015, while services have increased from 9.1 percent in 2010 to 15.5 percent in 2015. Official statistics showed that so far this year, … [Read more...]

Nghe An province shapes up livestock farming

The central province of Nghe An has requested shaping up local livestock husbandry as local farmers tend to increase herds of buffalos and cows while tapering off pig raising. According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nghe An currently records about 708,500 heads of buffalos and cows, up 6.37 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, pig breeding falls 2.7 percent to nearly 948,300. It was due to frequent swine epidemic diseases, higher feeding costs and decreasing pork prices, leading to less profits for farmers. The province also called upon firms to engage in animal husbandry that also guarantees consumption. In Nghia Dan district, TH Group has developed a beef cattle farm, the largest-ever in Vietnam, with 45,000 cows, including 22,000 milch-cows.-VNA … [Read more...]

Erosion threatens Kien Giang people’s livelihoods

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A part of the bank of the Tien River in An Hoa village, Long Thuan commune of Dong Thap province, is eroded (Photo: VNA) The southern province of Kien Giang, which has around 200km of coastline, is facing serious erosion, which has threatened the lives of hundreds of local households. The erosion is particularly serious in An Bien and An Minh districts, where 25km of the total 75km of coastline have been eroded. As a consequence, 12 local households have lost their entire contracted forest areas to the sea, while hundreds of others have lost some land. The head of Phat Dat Village in An Minh District Tran Van Suong said local residents have signed contracts to take care of forests on 300ha, but more than 200 ha have been eroded away, and the remaining 100ha are also under threat of being washed away. According to Suong, the distance from protective forests to sea has reduced from over 1km 10 years ago to around 300-500m at present. The southern province has a 212-km sea dyke … [Read more...]

Social News 6/7

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Ha Noi-Sapa link road gets Lao Cai approval The People's Committee of the mountainous Lao Cai Province has approved a plan to build a link road from Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway to Sapa district, officials said last week. Chairman of the committee Doan Van Huong asked relevant units and locals to complete the necessary procedures to start the construction work soon, an official said. The 27 km-long link road is expected to be constructed with technological standards suitable to mountainous areas. According to the plan, the entire route will have nine bridges, including five viaducts, and four flyovers over streams. About 275 households will be shifted from 104 ha that will be used to build the road. The total investment under a BOT model (build-operate-transfer) is expected more than VND2.5 trillion (US$116.6 million). The payback period of the project is expected to be 24 years and eight months via toll collection. The construction is scheduled to begin in the first … [Read more...]

Nghe An: Tea crops lost to drought

Hundreds of hectares of tea plantation in the central province of Nghe An have been destroyed due to prolonged drought, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The hardest hit districts are Thanh Chuong (347ha), Anh Son (300ha) and Con Cuong (100ha). The province’s People’s Committee for the first time announced a state of emergency across the province in late June due to prolonged severe drought occurring in the locality during the summer-autumn crop 2015. Water levels in local reservoirs have been down to 30 percent of full capacity. Of the total 42,440 hectares of summer-autumn crops cultivated in the locality, over 4,500 hectares were damaged due to water shortages, as were tens of thousands of hectares of maize, tea, sugar cane and other crops, causing great losses to local farmers.-VNA … [Read more...]

Tra Vinh distributes soft loans to develop agriculture

Banks and financial institutions in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh have offered over 7.65 trillion VND (35 million USD) in soft loans as part of the State’s agricultural and rural development policies for local farmers during the first half of 2015. According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, as many as 7.63 trillion VND worth of loans have been provided to some 214,000 farmers, representing of 55.7 percent of the province’s total gross loans. Some 49 farming households have taken out a combined loan of 19.5 billion VND (nearly 894,000 USD) to purchase agricultural equipment, mostly combine harvesters, in accordance with Decision No. 68/2013/QD – TTg by the Prime Minister to reduce post-harvest losses. Another 5.9 billion VND (over 270,000 USD) in credit was lent to help farmers switch from rice farming to fruit and vegetable growing. In addition, the provincial authority has organised ten agricultural training courses … [Read more...]

Social News 23/6

Dong Nai farmers battle pepper seedling thieves Thieves are stealing pepper seedlings of several pepper growers in the southern Dong Nai Province, Dan Tri reported. A major reason for the situation is the record rate of increase in the prices of pepper, which is leading to high prices of the seedlings. Pepper farmers in Xuan Truong Commune of Xuan Loc District said hundreds of pepper trees had been cut down by thieves in the last few days. The provincial authority has been investigating the cases. The leader of district farmers' association said the cost of a pepper seedling was about VND20,000 to VND30,000 (US$10-15). So, pepper garden owners are on guard day and night to protect their property. Growing a pepper plant takes a few years and hundreds of work hours, a pepper grower said. Storm cools down central Vietnam while moving to southern China Tropical Storm Kujira has passed Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel)archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea and cooled down the … [Read more...]

New technology helps farmers create higher yields

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Production at An Thai agriculture hi-tech park in Phu Giao district, southern Binh Duong province (Source: Binh Duong News) The southern province of Binh Duong has successfully applied new technology on nearly 1,000 hectares of farm land to create produce with high economic value. The An Thai hi-tech agriculture park, for example, has put a number of tillage models using new-cutting edge production technologies in place from Israel, Japan and the Republic of Korea to meet the Vietnamese good agricultural practice (VietGAP) standards. The province has expanded the effective production models from the An Thai hi-tech park to new-style rural areas, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Binh Duong is now home to four hi-tech agriculture parks covering 979 hectares. It also makes substantial technology investments in 84 breeding farms. Local farmers have successfully built trademarks such as the Lai Thieu mangosteen, Thanh Thuy grapefruit and … [Read more...]