The provincial poverty-stricken village on the edge of the East River, Yanghe Village, Huizhou City, is undergoing earth-shaking changes. The bumpy village roads there many years ago have now become a spacious and beautiful country greenway; dozens of villagers use seaweed to grow orchids in greenhouses; the plant “cloning” factory, which can “clone” 30 million orchids a year, is intensively decorating and debugging equipment ... a picture of the new countryside slowly unfolds.
In recent years, under the leadership of the local government, thanks to the input of more than 44 million RMB of poverty alleviation funds from Evergrande Group, Yanghe Village introduced flower enterprises to build a 25,000 m2 for orchid cultivation and planting base, which ranks among the top 20 in the province. This year, the village is expected to build an extra 100,000 m2 of Phalaenopsis greenhouse. After putting into production, the scale of the Phalaenopsis plantation may become the largest in China
The booming industry is injecting vitality into Yanghe Village. In 2019, the per capita disposable income of 28 poor households in Yanghe Village reached more than 17,000 RMB. The person in charge of Huizhou Yanghe Agricultural Co., Ltd. told the reporter that next year, only flower planting bases can provide employment for the surrounding 300 villagers.
Starting from road construction
In 2018, Evergrande Group donated 400 million RMB to help Boluo County overcome poverty. With the help of governments at all levels, Yanghe Village of the county seized the opportunity and successfully applied for more than 44 million RMB. On one aspect, it was used to build a 4.4 km road infrastructure project. Another aspect, on the basis of the original over 6 hectares of land, an extra more than 666 hectares of land was transferred for the development of the Phalaenopsis greenhouse cultivation industry.
After finding the direction of its industry, Yanghe Village finally rushed into the fast lane of development.
"Plant Cloning Factory" will be put into use soon
Yanghe Village may become the largest Phalaenopsis base in China.
Introducing enterprises into the village, Yanghe Village has superior conditions, such as smooth land circulation, perfect road construction, and even the framework of greenhouses are funded by Evergrande Group. It soon attracted a flower enterprise in Shunde, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. After many parties signed the framework agreement, Huizhou Yanghe Agriculture Co., Ltd. was formally established, and the Phalaenopsis greenhouse cultivation industry finally landed in Yanghe.
Introducing the flower enterprise, although the village does not own shares, the village collective and villagers have actually benefited. Xie Longxin, the person in charge of Huizhou Yanghe Agricultural Co., Ltd., told the reporter that according to their current scale of 25,000 m2 of Phalaenopsis greenhouse cultivation, they can be ranked in the top 15 in Guangdong. Today, the varieties of Phalaenopsis planting bases have reached more than 200 varieties. After the tissue culture room (also known as "plant cloning factory") where the staff is decorating and commissioning is put into production, 30 million Phalaenopsis seedlings can be produced in a year. Looking at the whole country on a large scale is also among the best. Today, the flower planting base is still expanding, and next year it will be able to provide the employment of 300 nearby villagers.