Vinh Phuc to develop Vinh Son into snake farming-tourism site hinh anh 1Nguyen Tien Dung, Chairman of the Vinh Son People's Committee, introduces the local snake caged farming system (Photo:

Vinh Phuc (VNA) – The northern province of Vinh Phuc is working to sustainably build Vinh Son commune into a destination of concentrated snake farming and related tourism-services.

Located 50km from the capital city of Hanoi, the area has 800 households, or 60 percent of its total, running snake farms, with key products being snake meat and eggs.

In recent years, the number of small-scale businesses has fallen to give way to large-scale firms and larger investment in technological application for increased productivity.

Originally, locals raised snakes in their fields via natural reproduction. Over the past decade, they have followed modern practices of caged farming that makes it easier for them to control and adjust nutrition for the animals and offers better quality products.

However, shortcomings have been seen in product diversity, processing methods and promotion activities, which harm the sector’s economic value.

As such, local authorities have approved a development project for the commune by 2020, which will turn it into a snake business-tourism village. The village is set to consist of farming-processing and tourism-service areas.

Currently, tourists to Vinh Son can take tours to snake farms and shopping areas./.