La Trong Thanh – A typical son of Quang Nam nativeland

Friday, june 07, 2013 07:49

(QNO) - Thanh was born and grown up in Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province - the land of extraordinary people, fond of learning, patriotic and human gratitude tradition.

Mr La Trong Thanh.
Mr La Trong Thanh.

Being grown up in the love of family and beside the honest and hospitable people, since the childhood, Thanh has dreamed of becoming a successful businessman to bring the happiness to every people, family and country.  Due to this thinking, he tried to study for making his dream come true.
“The best working out, the best crop in”, in 1978,  after finishing high school in Tam Ky, he entered the Ho Chi Minh city University  of  Agriculture and  Forestry. After five years, he graduated BS degree in Forestry engineering in 1983 and worked for the Department of   Forestry of  HCMC, then for Sai Gon Fiberboard  Enterprise (the former name of  Saigon  Plywood  Enterprise) one year later.

Thanks to his determination, enduring effort and  good knowledge,  in 1995, La Trong Thanh was appointed  Assistant chief of Economic and Technical section  of  The of Agri - Forestry  and  Seafood Products Export-Import Company  (AGRIMAX) in HCMC.

Mr La Trong Thanh, Vice president  of  Tam Ky  FCA in HCMC presenting a Khanh Vang (Gold leaf painting) to the leaders of Tam Ky city People’s Committee in the ceremony of 105 years anniversary of founding Tam Ky town.
Mr La Trong Thanh, Vice president of Tam Ky FCA in HCMC presenting a Khanh Vang (Gold leaf painting) to the leaders of Tam Ky city People’s Committee in the ceremony of 105 years anniversary of founding Tam Ky town.

Taking the opportunity and basing on his experiences, in 2000, Thanh again changed the working environment. He founded Trong Thanh Company, Ltd., specializing in producing and selling barked,  sawn timber and plywood.

Thanks on his experiences and customers’ trust who he had cooperated before, his products were not only consumed in domestic market  but also exported to some foreign countries. A period later, however, La Trong Thanh realized that there were so many difficulties and risks in export trade, he changed to another business orientation.

Mr La Trong Thanh at the ceremony of 50 years anniversary of founding Tran Cao Van High school.
Mr La Trong Thanh at the ceremony of 50 years anniversary of founding Tran Cao Van High school.

Thanh cooperated  with other foreign enterprises doing business in Vietnam to develop the new trading way: his company carried out the first producing stages only, all perfect products would be exported by the foreign enterprises. However, in order to share the risks and improve the capacity of cooperation with foreign partners, Thanh  cooperated  with  forest employers to implement simultaneously the forest planting projects and timber processing and production  .

Thanh not only concerns about the desire of  his staff and workers, but also encourages and helps them to overcome difficulties in daily life. In case his counterparts lack of capital for production as and planting  forest, he is willing to support and take responsibility for selling their products because of his thinking “It is no use preaching to a hungry man”. These things are the priceless motivation to increase the strength and belief  for Trong Thanh  Company, Ltd. and affirming its position more and more in the age of integration and on the way of overcoming new challenges.

Thanh with his family.
Thanh with his family.

It  is the concept “living means to share” prodded him to connect the Quang Nam people living far from their homeland into a common home, called them for helping the poor and making contribution for the homeland’s growth. He was voted chief of the Organizing sector of the Tam Ky Fellow-countrymen Association (FCA) in HCMC from 1996  to 2011.  Thanh is now Vice president  of  Tam Ky  FCA and a Permanent member of Committee Board of Quang Nam province FCA in HCMC. He is also Vice  president of Tran Cao Van high school Former Students Association  in HCMC, President of  Forestry College and HCMC University of Agriculture and Forest Former Students Association.

Thanh’s biggest desire in the present time is that the Quang Nam people living across the country and abroad as well should help the homeland people more and more to bring them a happy and good life.

Source: Quang Country's Businessman

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