YBO - Tran Yen district has recorded highest forest coverage percentage in Yen Bai, at over 70%, thanks to the locality’s efforts in increasing the forest area and quality and enhancing the forestry value chain, thus turning forestry into its spearhead economic sector.
The development of large timber forests has raised the income of forest growers by more than two folds compared to the cultivation of paper materials.
With tens of thousands of hectares of organic cinnamon, Bat do bamboo shoot and timber forest, Tran Yen residents have sustainably escaped from poverty and enriched themselves.
Once worked at Viet Hung forest company, Nguyen Van Chien, a local in An Hoa hamlet, Y Can commune, has applied his experience and knowledge on cultivating cinnamon and acacia forests. So far, his household has developed 40 hectares of forest, including nearly 30 hectares of cinnamon.
Chien said that it is not difficult to cultivate cinnamons or acacia, stressing the significant role of high quality varieties and farming techniques.
Tran Yen has taken concerted measures to boost forestry production, including designing production region planning, transforming the plant structure, and reforming the production organisation towards stronger production chain linkage.
The district has formed a Bat do bamboo shoot region with an area of over 4,000 hectares, generating a revenue of 35-40 million VND each year, along with over 18,000 hectares of cinnamon with an output of 4,000 tonnes of dried bark each year.
The locality has also developed 8,000 hectares of organic cinnamon, including 2,000 hectares meeting international standards. Producing clean, safe and environmentally friendly cinnamon is a way to help Tran Yen residents not only improve their production value but also enhance the Tran Yen cinnamon brand in the domestic and international markets.
Alongside, the district has designed various mechanisms and policies to support the development and attract investment to agro-forestry product processing, especially cinnamon processing. Thanks to the development of the local agro-forestry economy in the right direction, each year, the industry generates over 1.4 trillion VND (58.51 million USD) for Tran Yen, contributing to speeding up poverty reduction, and building a sustainable new-style rural area./.
The implementation of the OCOP (One Commune-One Product) movement has motivated the growth of cooperatives in Yen Bai. The integration of OCOP support into cooperative development has helped form cooperatives suitable to the reality of particular localities.
The Department of Planning and Investment of Yen Bai province has just opened dossier registration for the implementation of Thinh Hung 1 and Thinh Hung 2 New Urban Area and Ecological Urban Area Projects totaling 2.6 trillion VND (104.77 million USD).
Yen Bai is one of the 21 provinces benefiting from the results-based scaling up rural sanitation and water supply programme, funded with the World Bank loan and implemented from 2016 to 2022.
In addition to Thac Ba hydropower plant with an installed capacity of 120MW, Yen Bai province has issued 49 investment certificates and survey agreements for 15 hydropower projects.