Quang Nam Province embraces its startups

11:16 | 24/06/2019 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The southern central province of Quang Nam is one of the localities providing the most practical support for local startups. From noodles to LED lighting, from squash to basil, the province has supported a variety of innovations.

quang nam province embraces its startups

After more than 10 years of living away, Duong Ngoc Anh decided to return to his birth hometown in Que Son District to invest in making cassava noodles. His Caromi cassava project was an unqualified success, winning prizes in startup competitions. His product has gained trademark protection, while being registered for geographical indication.

Anh and his colleagues are rushing to complete the legal procedures required to build a large-scale cassava noodle factory in the Dong Que Son Industrial Park, with expected capacity of about 10 tonnes per day, while conducting ISO/HACCP/HALAL quality assessments to help the product qualify for exports.

Pham Phu Hien from Tam Ky City decided to start his business by investing in a project for manufacturing solar-powered LED bulbs with three-level capacity.

After a period of research and development, the efforts have yielded positive results. The project has won prizes in startup competitions. Based on a combination between scientific research and practical requirements, the product meets technical criteria of lighting in Vietnam and the world, with a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours.

To make his research work useful, Hien cooperated with the local Red Cross society to implement the program of lighting martyrs’ cemeteries, while coordinating with relevant units to run the project on lighting up the countryside.

Bui Thi Thanh Suong from Dien Ban District’s Dien Tien Commune gave up accounting in Da Nang City to return to her hometown to start a business of hydroponic vegetable cultivation. The model she used has advantages in terms of monitoring and regulating plant nutrients and removing harmful substances, providing high nutrient content and protecting the products from the effects of seasonality. Currently, her hydroponic vegetables are planted on an area of more than 1,000sq.m, while nearly one hectare are used for other vegetable cultivation, such as sweet potato buds, basil, bitter melon, and different types of squash. On average, her Kapi Tropical Garden provides hundreds of kilograms of vegetables per day for the market. She is also continuing to realize her idea of developing clean agriculture associated with ecotourism in her motherland.

Minh Hoai