|About 20 breeding cows were donated to poor households living in An Ninh Tây Commune in Long An Province’s Đức Hòa District on May 3. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
LONG AN — Twenty breeding cows valued at VNĐ500million (US$22,000) have been donated to poor households living in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An.
Trương Tấn Sang, Việt Nam’s former President, on Wednesday handed over the breeding cows to the households who live in Đức Hòa District’s An Ninh Tây Commune at an event held in the province.
The breeding cows were donated by the Masan Nutri-Science Corporation (MNS), a member of the Masan Corp Group which manufactures and trades animal feed in Việt Nam.
Phạm Trung Lâm, managing director of the MNS, said: “The people here are still facing many difficulties, so Masan Nutri-Science wants to help the disadvantaged improve their living and escape poverty.”
Nguyễn Văn Đặng, one of the local residents who received a cow, said he would try his best to help his family have a higher standard of living.
In An Ninh Tây Commune, about 100 poor households and 170 near-poor households are farmers in difficult circumstances and have unstable incomes.
The MNS coordinated with the provincial government to implement the "State and people work together" plan, which supports the disadvantaged with starting capital for farming, with the aim of lifting them out of poverty and improving their economic life.
On March 20, the MNS donated 30 breeding cows worth about VNĐ750million ($32,975) to support poor households in Lộc Giang Commune in the province’s Đức Hòa District. — VNS