Speech by Mr. Nong Minh Xuan,
Chairman of the People’s Committee of Nari district, Bac Kan province
First of all, may I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks
to Highland Education Development Organization (HEDO) inviting
me to attend the Seminar and HEDO 10th Foundation Anniversary.
On behalf of cadres and people of Nari district in the upland
of Bac Kan province. I wish all of you good health, happiness
In this Seminar, I would
like to exchange on Hunger Abolition and Poverty Reduction in
the district of the difficult upland, and the first results of
Nari is one of 7 districts and town of Bac Kan province far from the
provincial capital 70 km in the North East, with 5 ethnic groups:
Tay, Nung, Dao, H’Mong, Kinh living together; weather and climate
are not favorable for cultivation. The people’s spirit and material
lives still face a lot of difficulties and hardship. Farmers have
habit of cultivating single crop per year. They have not enough
funds for production. Industry, handicraft, trade and services
have not developed. General speaking, economic section is still
Due to the above-mentioned condition of economy and society, in order
to implement the purpose of wealthy citizens, strong country and
just and civilized society, the duty of the Party Committee and
people of all ethnic groups of Nari district is to find out that
way to develop production, firstly food outputs with short time
and high economic value.
Regarding food product, rice and maize have mainly been growing in
two spring and summer, autumn crops. But in the past 3 years 1997
-1999, farmers have been cultivating crossbreed rice in the spring
crop, and having attained high yield, responding to demands of
food for local people in our district.
On livestock breeding, mainly to develop fishes, cow, buffaloes, pigs
and poultry. There are not good strains of cattle, therefore,
livestock raising is in small scale. Now farmers have been developing
crossbreed cows and pigs.
On the soybean, before farmers planted soybeans in small areas with
low yield seeds and long time.
In order to support for the mountainous and ethnic minority people
for the Hunger abolition and Poverty reduction, since 1997 HEDO
have come to Nari district of Bac Kan province for supporting
and developing livestock breeding, cultivating new soybean seeds
with high yield DT84. In the review meeting of 3 years of implementing
projects by HEDO including livestock and cultivating soybean to
Nari district, it has shown that HEDO is always for the mountainous
and ethnic people, and for the poor people in the difficult and
remote areas. HEDO’s assistance of some projects for Nari are
still a great significance to be aimed at encouraging farmers
to apply new technology and know- how to plant soybean as well
as livestock breeding accordance with advance technology to attain
high productivity for every family, contributing “Hunger abolition
and Poverty reduction”.
Once again allow me to express my sincere thanks to HEDO support and
hope that HEDO will continue to support a lot of projects for
hunger eradication and poverty reduction, for the development
of education, health and science in Nari district.
Wish all of you good health
Thank you for your attention.