HEDO projects in Cuong Loi commune, Na Ri district, Bac Kan
Thanks to funding from British Embassy in Hanoi, HEDO is actively
implementing the project "Planting high-yield potato CFK 691
for poverty reduction in Cuong Loi commune, Na Ri district, Bac
HEDO discussed with Center for CFK 691 pototo in Da Lat, Dr. Tran
Le - Director of the Center guarantee to provide potato breed for
planting 10 ha in Cuong Loi commune.
HEDO invited Dr. Tran Le and other engineers to Cuong Loi commune
for giving lecture at training workshop on planting, nursing and
picking this high-yield potato to farmers.
At present, People's Committee of Cuong Loi is organizing for farmers
to register the production of CFK 691 so that they can start planting
in July and August.
Apart from planting CFK 691 potato, HEDO is going also provide
the breeds of British duck (giving lots of eggs), French goose (giving
lots of meat) and California rabbit (giving lots of rabbit babies)
to 76 households in this commune. On 7th April 2003, HEDO Director
took doctors, engineers, Directors and Vice Directors from Research
Center for Duck and goose, Center for Goat and Rabbit as well as
Senior Expert from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
to Cuong Loi commune. They provided methods of raising, food processing,
breeding facilities, disease prevention, and environmental sanitation
to the farmers there.
In addition, HEDO established an experimental room for breeding
at Cuong Loi commune. Young people who graduated secondary and high
schools are provided funding to attend the training course on producing
mushroom enzyme. Now they succeed in providing mushroom breed to
farmers in their commune and neighboring communes.
People in Cuong Loi commune, Nari district, Backan province are
now pleased in planting the usual seasonal rice and participating
in the projects of planting high yield potato and mushroom, raising
duck, goose and rabbit to develop production for poverty reduction
with the support from HEDO.
HEDO organized the visit for a group including officials, leaders,
agricultural officers and farmers of Cuong Loi commune, Na Ri district,
Bac Kan province to the farms which raise goats, rabbits, ducks
and ostriches of Ha Tay province from 17th to 19th February 2003.
After three days of visiting and changing experience, participants
were very happy and learn many useful experiences from farm owners
to develop their own business.
After visiting good models of production, they paid a visit of condolence
to Ho Chi Minh at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and visited his working
and home places.
After the visit, HEDO will provide them with non-interest loan
to develop their farming produce for poverty reduction and household
Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia (MSA-VLC)
UK provided funding of US$ 9,824 to HEDO for the training program
for 100 traditional midwives in Sapa district, Lao cai province
at the beginning of 2003.
Sapa is an upland district of Lao Cai province, which is located
in Northern Highland areas of Vietnam, 400 km far from Hanoi capital.
It heights is average 1,500 meters above the sea level, with the
highest mountain in Vietnam - PHANXIPAN - (about 3,143m). Sapa has
a rich ethnic minority culture from six ethnic groups, especially
H'Mong and Dao ethnic groups account for 78.2% of total population.
Sapa is also a famous resort of Vietnam as well as the world.
Due to many difficulties such as low-level education, backward
customs, lots of different ethnic groups such as H'Mong, Dao, San
Diu, La Chi, Lo Lo, they often pray and worship the God when they
are ill and they give birth at home or in forest, do not want to
go to the clinic. As a result, maternal and infancy mortality rate
is very high even some cases died with simple reasons.
The reason why ethnic minority people want to give birth at home
or in forest with support of traditional midwives is that they think
old-aged traditional midwives are experienced and they is not shy
as they are like their parents. Pitifully, these midwives are not
trained with medical knowledge, method of delivering child as well
as how to use medical instruments and medication as well as train
mothers about reproductive health.
The training program for traditional midwives is to provide medical
knowledge and scientific method of delivering in particular and
knowledge on reproductive health and family planning in general.
In addition, they will be provided with one medical bag including
medical instruments and medicines for child delivery at the end
of the training course.
HEDO has been invited to submit nominations for the prestigious
United Nations Vienna Society Award
It honours individuals and/or organisations who have distinguished
themselves by making outstanding contributions to the fight against
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Proposal On Planting Fruit Tree And Reforesting Of Pupils
And Teachers In Bac-Ha District, Lao-Cai Province.
Agriculture and Forestry are the main sectors of the local
economy. In the agriculture, planting is the key production
with rice, maize and cash tree such as tea, soybean. The fruit
trees, which are suitable for local climate and land, are
peach, pear, and plum. In the forestry, the main trees, which
are planted, are pine, bead, mo tree, lat tree and tongqua
Project Proposal for Designing and Publishing Set of Vietnamese-ethnic
Minority Language Dictionaries
At present, there is an increasing demand in learning Vietnamese
and ethnic minority languages in Vietnam, however book system
tools as dictionaries are in shortage and not realistic. HEDO cooperates with Ethnic Minority Book Center to designing set
of Vietnamese-Ethnic Minority language dictionaries in order
to meet the demand of students in
ethnic minority areas where they still face difficulties
in education development and to serve communication among
Vietnamese and ethnic minority people there.
Conserve Environmental and Upgrading Historical Area of Old
A long time ago, over 500 block of marble which were sculptured
with various shapes were discovered in muong hoa valley which
is 8 km far from Sapa town, along Hoa stream through Lao Chai,
Hau Thao, Ta Van And Su Pan communes...
Although the old carving stone area is an ancient relic with
historical, cultural and art values at national and international
level, it does not bring into play its value to serve human
interest and it is being damaged over time.
HEDO has been implemented more than 70 projects for last ten years
throughout the country and abroad. All projects focused on providing
education, science and health aid for disadvantaged ethnic groups
in highland areas of the country that were mainly supported from
HEDO with the financial resourse coming from within Vietnam and
abroad. HEDO has worked in coordination with the local authorities
to invest in projects called as "models", such as model
for concentration education, for training scientific and technical
personal particularly teachers for the mountainous areas, for general
education schools from kindergartens to primary, secondary schools
especially concentration schools, for anti-illiteracy and the universalisation
of primary education. By doing so, HEDO has made its contribution
to renovation of highland education, science and health care in
the principle of linking education with economy, schools with production
and science as well as community health care, so as to serve the
state strategy of socio-economic development in the mountainous
Investments in models is to bring into full play of the effectiveness
of project and to keep the memory of the donor and assistance and
the support by the various organisations and individuals. HEDO has
so far enjoyed the assistance of different organisations for many
We take this chance to sincerely thank international organisations
as well as domestic agencies for supporting and cooperating with
HEDO on effective works. Detail