(HBO) – The spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has boosted consumption of foods high in vitamin C, which is believed to bolster immunity. Therefore, since the start of March, V2 orange - a late-season variety which is commonly grown in Hoa Binh’s Cao Phong, has been favoured by consumers in the northern region, prompting the increase of its prices.

Credit institutions remove difficulties facing enterprises, people amid COVID-19 pandemic

(HBO) – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s branch in Hoa Binh province (SBV Hoa Binh) has proactively implemented measures to remove difficulties facing its individual and corporate clients who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orange as gift wins three-star OCOP rating

(HBO) - The product "Oranges - premium gifts” of the 3T Cao Phong agricultural cooperative has been granted a three-star rating for OCOP product at the provincial-level. The cooperative has built the "three good” criteria for its farm products - good soil, good seed, good heart – with the goal of making a real difference between its oranges and other types of oranges produced in Cao Phong district.

Efforts to building new rural areas take on new depth

(HBO) – As of the end of 2019, 88 out of the 191 communes in Hoa Binh were recognised as new-style rural areas, up 25 compared to the previous year.

Hoa Binh steps up trade promotion, farm produce brand building

(HBO) - Over the past years, Hoa Binh province has created conditions for businesses specialising in agricultural products in the locality to meet their counterparts nationwide in order to seek cooperation opportunities and expand markets. The move aims to promote trade and build brand names for local agricultural products, especially high-quality ones.

FDI pledges to Vietnam reach US$8.55 billion in first quarter

Foreign direct investment (FDI) pledges to Vietnam in the first three months of 2020 fell by a sharp 20.9% over the same period of 2019 to US$8.55 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.

Banks move to help borrowers cope with COVID-19’s impact

(HBO) – In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on many economic sectors, some commercial banks in Hoa Binh province have decided to extend debt payment deadlines, not charge interest on late payments, and assist people and businesses to access preferential loans to overcome difficulties.

Hoa Binh active in international economic integration to boost development

(HBO) - Hoa Binh province is currently home to more than 900 enterprises and 30,000 households doing business in trade, services and tourism. Among them, nearly 3,000 companies have applied IT to transactions.

Hoa Binh strives to create safe investment climate for businesses to grow further

(HBO) - In 2019, enterprises in Hoa Binh province faced a lot of difficulties, although their operations showed progress. To date, the province has had 3,575 enterprises and 645 branches and representative offices, with a total registered capital of nearly 35 trillion VND. Of the total, there are 2,931 operating enterprises.

Hoa Binh’s industrial, handicraft production up 13.5 percent in two months

(HBO) – Hoa Binh city’s industrial and handicraft production was estimated at 580 billion VND in February, an increase of 15.25 percent from the same period last year.

Hoa Binh expects to harvest over 2,600 tonnes of fish in Q1

(HBO) – Hoa Binh produced around 950 tonnes of fish in February, including 130 tonnes from fishing and 830 tonnes from farming.

Lac Thuy district works to develop local key products

(HBO) - Over the past years, the agricultural structure in Lac Thuy district has been shifted in the right direction as seen in the growing proportions of animal husbandry and forestry. Local agriculture has been expanded in a comprehensive, effective and sustainable manner. In particular, intensive farming and polyculture have been boosted while concentrated farming areas have been formed to raise productivity, quality and value on a same area of land.

Five investment projects approved so far this year

(HBO) – Five investment projects in Hoa Binh province have received approval from the start of the year, with a combined registered capital of 2.96 trillion VND (127.46 million USD).

Hoa Binh’s retail sales slide 12.4 percent in February

(HBO) - According to the Hoa Binh Provincial People’s Committee, the province did not experience hike in prices of essential goods in February despite of the new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

Public investment disbursement exceeds 270 billion VND

(HBO) – Statistics show that as of February 20, public investment disbursement in Hoa Binh province had reached 270.19 billion VND, fulfilling 6 percent of the target.

Positive signs in State budget collection in January-February

(HBO) - According to the provincial Department of Taxation, the State budget collection in the first two months was estimated at 420 billion VND, reaching 10 percent of the estimate assigned by the government and 9 percent of the target set in the provincial People’s Council’s resolution, and equal to 96 percent of the collection in the same period last year.

Hoa Binh boosts payments for public services via banks

(HBO) – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s branch in Hoa Binh province has issued a plan to promote payments for public services via banks.

Preferential credit helps with sustainable poverty reduction in Da Bac

(HBO) – Over the past years, preferential loans provided by the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) have assisted farmers in Da Bac district in household economic development, thus helping to create jobs, raise income and improve living standards of rural residents.

2,000 ha of plants receive food safety certification

(HBO) – Up to 2,000 ha of plants in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh have been recognised as meeting food safety and VietGAP standards and certified as organic farm produce, mainly vegetables and citrus trees.

Hoa Binh strives for concerted infrastructure development

(HBO) - Hoa Binh province views investment capital as the key to completing local socio-economic infrastructure. Therefore, aside from effectively using the capital sourced from the state budget, it has mobilised funding from businesses, people, as well as domestic and foreign organisations.

Vietnam acts quick to secure economic growth amid epidemic

The complicated and unpredictable developments of the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, known as Covid-19, are presenting numerous challenges to the realisation of Vietnam’s socio-economic targets in 2020, given its far-reaching impacts on all aspects.

Hoa Binh prioritise investment in local economic development

(HBO) – The State Bank of Vietnam’s branch in Hoa Binh has mapped out orientations to direct banks and credit organisations in the northern province to implement key tasks in the field, thus realising the sector’s main monetary targets and contributing to local stability and economic growth.

Tissue culture sugarcane proves economic efficiency

(HBO) – Since 2016, tissue culture sugarcane has been put into production in Hoa Binh province to gradually replace the local purple sugarcane variety which has been degraded through many years of cultivation. This model is part of a project replacing the purple sugarcane variety with tissue culture sugarcane implemented by the local centre for application of scientific-technological advances.

Hoa Binh hydropower plant targets 8.26 billion kWh of electricity in 2020

(HBO) – Last year, the Hoa Binh hydropower plant produced nearly 8.35 billion kWh of electricity, up just 0.2 percent compared to the adjusted plan and equivalent to 87.53 percent of the initial plan due to drought and low water flow iton the Hoa Binh reservoir

January export turnover estimated at over 65.7 million USD

(HBO) - According to a socio-economic development report by the Hoa Binh provincial People's Committee, the province earned over 65.7 million USD from export in January, up 5.56 percent from December 2019 and 21.21 percent annually. Of the figure, more than 62 million USD was goods export, up 5.89 percent month-on-month and 22.06 percent year-on-year. Services export was estimated at 3.63 million USD, up 0.14 percent monthly and 8.36 percent annually.