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Farmers association helps poor build houses

Update: March, 21/2008 - 00:00

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Farmers association helps poor build houses

Long An Province’s Farmers Association has been having success with a fund to help poor farmers rebuild old houses or build new ones.

Pham Minh Hung, deputy director of the association, said:"To build our fund, local farmers donate money and building materials. We give preference to helping the poorest families, who live in the remote districts of Vinh Hung, Thu Thua, Can Duoc and Can Giuoc."

More than 1,000 old houses have been rebuilt at a cost of between VND5 million (US$310) to VND20 million each and 92 new houses have been built for VND100 million.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Ministry programme helps disadvantaged kids

The Ministry of Education and Training and its partners launched the national Education Innovations 2008 Competition to encourage individuals and organisations to help disadvantaged children.

The competition features education activities for child labourers, children who broke the law, children who face social discrimination and children living in remote areas.

The event will involve students and teachers from primary and secondary schools around the country who will attend different cultural and community activities. It will conclude on June 19.

Organisers will give prizes worth $10,000 each for the best 50 new ideas that can be applied in the real world.

Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)

Vinh Long develops handicraft villages

Vinh Long Province has officially recognised six more traditional handicraft villages deemed to meet standards set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Each village, located in Vung Liem District’s Tam Binh, Thanh Dong, Thanh Binh and Quoi Thien communes, has more than 30 per cent of families earning a good and stable living by doing traditional handicrafts work.

The province has preferential business policies that support traditional villages.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

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