(HBO) - Over the past years, the armed forces of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh have actively implemented the movement "the army joins hands to build new-style rural area”, helping eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, and boost socio-economic development.
Representatives of Hoa Binh province’s Military High
Command present 80 million VND (3,300 USD) to build house of gratitude for Bui
Thi Huyen’s family in Dom Thuong hamlet, Dinh Cu commune, Lac Son district.
Particularly, the forces have deployedmilitia and self-defense training,
mobilised more than 4,400 workdays to repair nearly 38 km of rural
roadsand 31 km of infield canals.
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2023, the forces presented more than
1,000 gift sets worth 700 million VND in total to policy beneficiaries and
impoverished people in the province, planted over 3,000 trees, and supported
sick and disadvantaged soldiers, among others.
Colonel Quach Dang Phu, head of the provincial Military High
Command said that theforces have always attached great importance
to civil mobilisation work with several practical movements, particularly the
"1,000 VNDhouse"programme which encourages each solider
support 1,000 VND a day to build houses of gratitude in the locality.
In the first half of 2023, the provincial Military High Command
presented twogratitude houses worth 80 million VND each, the Military
Region High Command supportedonehouse, the Ministry of Defense
supportedonehousewith a total value of 320 million VND to
policy beneficiaries and impoverished people in the province.
In addition, the provincial Military High Command has
coordinated with the Provincial Red Cross Association, organisations and
philanthropists to award scholarships, present humanitarian works, provide free
medical treatment, health consultation and medicine to beneficiaries who are
target families, poor, near-poor households and people with disabilities in
Dong Tam commune, Mai Chung district.
Identifying the care for and protection of the rights and interests of workers as the focal task, the Labour Federation of Yen Thuy district in Hoa Binh province has brought into play the role of trade unions, thereby winning trust from employees of agencies, units, and enterprises and helping promote emulation movements to contribute to local socio-economic development.
Effective use of concessional loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) has been seen as a "key” for poor households and policy beneficiaries in the mountainous district of Da Bac to improve income and better the quality of life towards sustainable poverty reduction.
The association of the elderly of Hang Tram town continues to be one of the leading units in the emulation movement "The Old age – the Bright example” in Yen Thuy district in 2023. It has made efforts to promote its core role in building a strong association organisation in the locality.
Hoa Binh won two prizes at the "Listening to your children” contest held by the Vietnam Women’s Union to raise gender equality awareness among ethnic students.
In recent years, Women’s Union chapters in Hoa Binh province have paid attention to creating jobs and supporting women to start their businesses, especially for poor women and those in remote and ethnic minority areas.
We visited Houaphanh province in Laos for the first time in May 2023. During the trip, our Lao friend enthusiastically shared that there is a man named Phu Son Tham Ma Vi Say in the local Don village who has his origin from the Muong ethnic group and was the former Deputy Governor of Houaphanh.