Vietnam Travel – Hung Yen

2009/01/08

Vietnam Vacations – Hung Yen

Filed under: Vietnam Vacations — hungyen12345 @ 7:58 am

vietnam-vacation-hungyen-imgGrowing fruit trees

Hung Yen province is located in the center with the North, the northern border with Bac Ninh, east border with Hai Duong, the southeast border with Thai Binh, the west and northwest borders Ha Tay and Hanoi, southern and southwestern borders Ha Nam. To be honest, there is almost nothing to visit in Hung Yen. Just opt out this destination from your Vietnam Travel trip.

Topography of the province is relatively flat. Tropical monsoon, divided into two seasons, hot summer and cold season. Average temperature in around 23 º C.

Potential economic development and tourism

Festival Chu Dong Tu
Hung Yen relics Constitution Street, a busy commercial port since the 17 century. Many historical and cultural uniqueness as pagoda Chung Kim, Nam Dinh Hien … special cage is labeled trees famous specialties, are the fruit to your king. The best Vietnam Travel Deals can be accquired for the best prices.

Transportation

Hung Yen town how Hanoi 60km. Road, waterway, railway are favorable. Hung Yen is located on the main railway and Highway 5: Hanoi – Hung Yen – Hai Duong – Hai Phong. There are 39 national highways linking Highway 5 in U.S. District Hao to Tx. To Hung Yen and Thai Binh. There Highway 38 through the Hai Duong and Bac Ninh.

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Beekeepers try to spread the honey thick

Filed under: Vietnam Vacations — hungyen12345 @ 7:55 am

vietnam-vacation-hungyen-img-03The life of a beekeeper in the northern province of Hung Yen can be tough, especially if you don’t like to leave home.

Many beekeepers in Hung Yen operate mobile beehives, which they transport across the nation in an effort to give their bees access to the best flowers throughout the year.

Nearly 1,000 beehives belonging to different owners from Hung Yen are registered temporarily at the headquarters of the Ia Sao Coffee State Farm, in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai.

Hung Yen’s mobile beekeepers operate under an association, which has adopted very strict rules governing their business. One of the rules is to register both the beekeepers and their bee hives with local authorities wherever they decide to make a stop over.

Under the association’s rules, the group’s chairman has the duty to keep an eye on the bees’ health, collect all the honey produced by the association’s members and instruct keepers on the best time and place to move their hives.

Do Minh Hai, Chairman of the Gia Lai Provincial Bee Keepers’ Association, said domestic bees do not eat a lot but their honey yield is not very high and they are more vulnerable to diseases than other bees.

Beekeepers from Hung Yen mainly use bees from overseas, and these bee species tend to be more healthy and produce more honey, but they also eat a lot more.

“This is a key reason why the beekeepers have to move their beehives from one place to another to get enough nectar,” says Hai.

Truong Cong Tu, a beekeeper from Hung Yen, said the life of a beekeeper is a life of travel.

“Like our bees, we’re always on the move,” says Tu.

“We’re very lucky to visit many beautiful tourist attractions around the country.

“Far away from home, sometimes we miss our loved ones, but that’s life.”

Bringing your bees to the Central Highlands is a safe bet for a beekeeper as there are many different plant species flowering throughout the whole year.

However, this year weather conditions in central Viet Nam may have slashed beekeeper’s output.

“This year may be a bad year for the bees in Tay Nguyen due to the prolonged strong winds hindering the bees’ travel to collect the nectar,” says Hai.

Central Highlands beekeeper Diem, who is based in Gia Lai’s Pleiku town, says he’s so optimistic about the area’s continued potential for honey production that he’s invested in a large honey refinery plant.

“About 15,000 tonnes of honey are produced in the region each year,” says Diem.

As a result, thousands of households have escaped poverty thanks to beekeeping.

“Some households have become millionaires from beekeeping,” says Diem.

There are about 700,000 beehives across the nation, of which 270,000 are from the Central Highlands.

Viet Nam produces about 15,000 tonnes of honey per year, and more than half of that, about 8,000 tonnes, is produced in Tay Nguyen.

Recently, more than 1,300 beehives belonging to 11 beekeepers from Hung Yen arrived at the Ia Sao coffee plantation for the bees to collect nectar.

Hung Yen Beekeepers’ association member Nguyen Quang Liet says he also has about 4,000 beehives collecting nectar in Yaly, Kon Tum Province, also in the Central Highlands.

When their work is done in the Central Highlands, association chairman Le Viet says the beekeepers will take their bees to the northern provinces of Hung Yen, Bac Giang and Hai Duong in early April. By that time longan and lychee trees will be flowering.

Then the bee hives will be taken to the wetland forests in northern Quang Ninh Province. In October, the bees will be taken to feast at the rubber plantations and longan orchards in Vung Tau and Dong Nai in the south of Viet Nam, where they can “get some rest and avoid the cold weather in the north.”

Viet says the Tay Nguyen area was a great location for beekeepers.

“From there, the bees can even fly to Laos or Cambodia to collect nectar,” says Viet.

Government assists emergency flood control projects

Filed under: Vietnam Vacations — hungyen12345 @ 7:52 am

vietnam-vacation-hungyen-img-02The Prime Minister has instructed the Finance Ministry to provide 215 billion VND (12.6 million USD) in emergency aid to speed up dam upgrade projects to control the effects of floods and storms in southern Hau Giang Province, central Thua Thien Hue Province and northern Phu Tho Province.

The money will be sourced from Government bonds.

Hau Giang is to receive 70 billion VND to implement the second phase of the Xang Xa No canal, while Thua Thien-Hue will be granted 55 billion VND to complete an urgent project to tackle the erosion of the Hai Duong-Thuan An-Hoa Duan coast. Phu Tho will receive 90 billion VND to complete repairs to dykes on both sides of the Thao river and alongside the Da river.

On Nov. 17, the PM made a decision to allocate 310 billion VND (18.2 million USD) from the 2008’s State budget reserve to 18 localities to overcome the consequences of the recent floods.

From this sum, 35 billion VND will be issued to northern Ninh Binh Province, 40 billion VND to Hanoi, and 25 billion VND to central Nghe An Province.

The northern provinces of Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Thai Binh and Bac Giang will receive 20 billion VND each, while Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Thanh Hoa, Hai Duong, Ha Tinh, Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh provinces will each receive 15 billion VND.

Hoa Binh is to be provided with 10 billion VND and Thai Nguyen, 5 billion VND.

A further 5,400 tonnes of rice from the national reserve will be provided as famine relief to flood victims. Ninh Binh, Bac Giang and Nghe An will each receive 1,000 tonnes of rice, Thanh Hoa, 900 tonnes and Ha Tinh 1,500 tonnes.

As many as 45 tonnes of vegetable seeds will also be provided to 13 localities to restore farming. Hanoi will receive the largest amount (10 tonnes), followed by Vinh Phuc with 7 tonnes, and Nghe An, which will be granted 5 tonnes. Ninh Binh, Hung Yen, and Thanh Hoa will each receive 3 tonnes and Ha Nam, Phu Tho, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh, Hoa Binh and Bac Ninh will receive 2 tonnes each.

More aid for storm and flood-hit people

The Prime Minister decided on Nov. 17 to provide 85 billion VND (5 million USD) and 3,700 tonnes of rice from national reserves for storm and flood-hit central provinces.

The money is aimed to help stablise affected people’s life, recover farming production, restore the infrastructure system and prevent epidemics, while the rice is expected to timely aid those in hunger.

On the same day, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Corporation (PetroVietnam) said it had decided to donate 2 billion VND (110,000 USD) to help flood victims in the capital city of Hanoi.

The flood triggered by prolonged rain in late October in northern and central Vietnam killed 82 people and destroyed 180,400 houses and 245,000 ha of winter crops. The total damage is estimated to reach more than 6 trillion VND (360 million USD).

Cold spell kills off fish farm stocks

Filed under: Vietnam Vacations — hungyen12345 @ 7:51 am

vietnam-vacation-hungyen-img-01Fish farmers have lost over $9mil due to bad weather

The recent cold spell caused many pond fish to die, putting pressure on the industry in the North to keep up supplies.

The seafood breeding sector has so far officially lost VND147bil (US$9.1mil), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Aquaculture Department. However, the real damage is expected to be much higher.

In Hai Phong, the real damage is VND65bil ($4mil) instead of the estimated VND39bil ($2.4mil). In Hung Yen, the real figure comes to VND7bil ($437,500) compared to VND2.3bil ($143,750) reported earlier.

Dinh Chinh Pha, who is from Lap Le Commune, in Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City, can’t hide his worries about next season.

“Normally I earn VND100mil ($6,250) a year from breeding fish. This year due to a severe two months, I lost VND60mil ($3,750),” said Pha.

There are 300 households doing fish farming in Lap Le and, on average, each of them lost VND40mil ($2,500).

“Fish that suffered worst were those that dislike cold, including flying fish, perch and pancasius,” said Le Vien Chi, vice head of the Aquaculture Department.

In Hung Yen, Ha Tay, Bac Giang provinces, white flying fish and perch are reported to have been almost wiped out. They normally account for 30–50% of total seafood from the region.

However, even though some breeding stock has survived, much of it is diseased and its ability to reproduce has been weakened.

“If the provinces don’t get additional supply of breeding stock, there will be unbalanced seafood supplies not only this year, but also in coming years. It is time to buy breed from the Centre, the South or import from China so that the situation can be sorted out,” said Nguyen Van Gioi, director of Thai Nguyen’s Seafood centre.

However, the plan still faces many difficulties, because the same cold weather has affected breeding stock in China. And farmers are worried about that any imported stock may turn out to be diseased and of low quality.

“If importing fingerlings come in legally, we can control epidemics and quality. But smuggling and illegal importing increase the risk of disease spreading out of control,” said Le Vien Chi.

Responding to the situation, the Aquaculture Department has proposed to assist the northern provinces’ seafood sectors with VND73bil (US$4.5mil).

“We don’t know when we can start handing out the assistance because, due to administrative procedures, it can be slowed down. Therefore, the local provinces have to provide their own plans first,” said Vien Chi.

In fact, many local provinces have got active, effective plans. For example, Hai Phong has issued policies to assist farmers to buy breeding stock and feed instead of waiting.

“In the short term, we just borrow money from the bank or pawn things to buy breeding stock,” said Dinh Khac Son, a fisherman from Lap Le. Other provinces are awaiting detailed guidlines so they can decide how to assist farmers.

“The Agriculture Ministry aims to assist fish breeders 100%, giving priority to investment in breeding farm,” said Nguyen Viet Thang, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In the long term, the provinces need to focus on breeding seafood on a big scale, set up a new co-operative model and associations where farmers can help each other develop seafood breeding and promotion.

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