Breeding cows donated to poor households in delta

Thursday, May 04, 2017 17:03

About 20 breeding cows were donated to poor households living in An Ninh Tay Commune in Long An Province’s Duc Hoa District on May 3. — VNS Photo

Twenty breeding cows valued at VND500million (US$22,000) have been donated to poor households living in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An.

Truong Tan Sang, Viet Nam’s former President, on Wednesday handed over the breeding cows to the households who live in Duc Hoa District’s An Ninh Tay 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 Viet Nam.

Pham Trung Lam, 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.”

Nguyen Van Dang, 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 Tay 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 VND750million ($32,975) to support poor households in Loc Giang Commune in the province’s Duc Hoa District. — VNS

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