(HBO) – Bui Van Cuong, born in 1986, is a youth union member in Chang Ngoai hamlet of Dong Phong commune, Cao Phong district. He is known for his dynamism in changing crop structure and active participation in local movements. He has also shared his family’s experience in agricultural production and economic development with local peers and residents.
Van Cuong (centre) shares experience in cultivating citrus trees with young
people from Laos.
Cuong said in the past, his family farmed sugar
cane and some food crops but earnings from them were limited and unstable.
After receiving training in agriculture, he returned to his hometown to develop
citrus trees which are also a trademark of Hoa Binh province.
Basing on what he has learnt at university and
the experience of other orange farming models, Cuong and his family borrowed
100 million VND (over 4,300 USD) from the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and
Rural Development to invest in a store selling agricultural materials. Each
year, the store sells more than 700 tonnes of fertiliser, pesticide, and rice
and maize varieties, gaining over 4 billion VND in revenue and some 400 million
VND in profit.
Cuong has also taken part in training courses on
citrus tree cultivation and learned experience from effective models so as to
develop orange farming.
With 0.5ha of yellow-flesh orange trees in 2012,
he earned more than 180 million VND. The income from the orange garden increased
to 300 million – 400 million VND in 2013 – 2014. Apart from expanding the
yellow-flesh orange area to 2ha, Cuong also grew "canh” orange on 3,000 sq.m. of
The 2016 – 2018 period is considered a success
in orange farming for his family. Since 2018, they have harvested about 10
tonnes of "canh” orange and 15 tonnes of yellow-flesh orange. The revenue in
2019 is expected at 800 million VND.
In particular, Cuong and his family have also
contributed to the new-style rural area building. They have donated 1,000 sq.m.
of land to the construction of rural roads and directly joined hands in
building public facilities. Cuong have also actively persuaded other locals to
donate land to make space for road construction when necessary. As a result,
the new-style countryside building movement in Chang Ngoai hamlet has received
strong support from residents and become highly effective.
With the achievements he had obtained, the
district and provincial committees of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union
rewarded Cuong and chose him as a delegate to a national gathering of 500
exemplary young Party members in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s
teachings. The event was held by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh
Communist Youth Union to mark 50 years of implementing the late leader’s
(HBO) – Youngsters from the northern province of Hoa Binh have been actively engaging in the Green Sunday campaign which aims to raise public awareness of environmental protection.
(HBO) - The provincial Party Committee’s standing board has drafted a detailed plan on popularizing and implementing the Politburo’s Resolution 35-NQ/TW on strengthening the protection of the Party’s ideological foundation and countering wrong and hostile viewpoints in the new period. The plan outlines the following main tasks:
(HBO) - In recent years, the youth union of Tan Lac district’s police department has been always considered the vanguard in charitable movements for the community in the locality.
(HBO) – The Party organisation of Cao Phong district’s Military Command has taken various measures to make itself strong and pure. The measures include promoting the role of officials and Party members, and diversifying contents of the campaign on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s example.
(HBO) – Member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Bui Van Tinh inspected the construction progress of Truong Muong, Tien Tien industrial clusters and Yen Quang industrial zone in Quang Tien commune of Hoa Binh city on March 10.
(HBO) - The Party Committee of the Hoa Binh provincial Agencies’ Bloc held a symposium on March 5 to assess, study and propose solutions to improving the quality of self-criticism and criticism following Ho Chi Minh thought and the resolution of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee’s fourth plenum at grassroots-level Party organisations under the Party Organisation of the provincial Agencies’ Bloc.