Natural Resources

Published on 16 - 04 - 2014

Hung Yen is a hallowed area with outstanding people. It is diversified and rich in natural resources such as Land, Water, Mineral resources and river system.

1. Land Resources.

Land resources of Hung Yen province is mainly agricultural land for rice and short-term industrial crops cultivation:

The statistics on land in 2003 showed that agricultural land covered an area of 62.602,89 hectares, accounting for 67.82 % of the province’s total natural land area, including :

    * Land for planting annual tree was 55.282,16 hectares (accounting for 88.31 % of agricultural land);

    * The mixed garderning land was 2207, 05 hectares.

    * Land for planting perennial tree was 1.020,95 hectares.

    * Water surface for aquaculture was 4.092,73 hectares.

2. Water Resources.

In addition to land resources, Hung Yen province also has water resources including surface water and underground water.

Surface water source is the direct supply for production and daily life through the natural river system and Bac - Hung - Hai irrigational system.

Hung Yen is also rich in underground water resource. According to the survey results, there are big underground water mines, especially in the area along the National Highway No. 5 from Nhu Quynh to Quan Goi, which not only meet the demand of industrial and urban development, as well as daily consumption in the province but also provide a big volume of water for surrounding areas. Lavie Mineral Water Company in Nhu Quynh town (Van Lam District) is currently operating and exploiting this water resource to produce fresh mineral water. The waterworks of Vietnam Water and Environment Company is under construction.

3. Mineral Resources.

Mineral resources have not been investigated specifically. The main mineral of Hung Yen province is black sand with large reserves, mostly located along the Red River and Luoc River's banks, which can be exploited to meet the needs of construction in the local and surrounding areas. Moreover, there are sources of clay to make bricks and tiles...

There is also lignite of the Red River Delta which is evaluated with large reserves (more than 30 billion tons). However it is located at a depth of 1000 m and the exploitation is so complex that it can not be done until 2010.

4. Human Civilization Resources.

Hung Yen province was established in 1831, and was the home of Vietnamese ancient people (from Hung Kings’era). There are a lot of famous historical - cultural relics, including 132 relics ranked by the State such as: Pho Hien, Da Hoa - Da Trach, Bai Say relics, Hai Thuong Lan Ong monument and Phu Ung Temple ... Pho Hien is a prosperous ancient city, Hung Yen town today is the economic, political and cultural center of the province, with 60 architectural relics such as the Temple of Literature, May Temple, Mau Temple and Chuong Pagoda,... Every year, a lot of festivals at historical - cultural relics have been organized to attract visitors to the province.

Hung Yen people are not only possessed of traditional fondness of learning with long-standing civilization, but also hard - working. There have been doctors, famous physicians in the past and in modern time, there have been a lot of outstanding revolutionary activists and leaders. With that tradition, after the re-establishment, the staff and local people are united in implementing the country's renovation, helping Hung Yen to integrate with the overall development of the country.

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