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Farmer makes 1,000 bamboo dragons for Hanoi millennium

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm




Farmer makes 1,000 bamboo dragons for Hanoi millennium


QĐND – Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

A farmer from the northern mountain province of Hoa Binh has devoted seven years to growing and bending 1,000 bamboo trees into the shape of flying dragons to present them to Hanoi on its millennium anniversary scheduled for October this year.


Nguyen Van Nam said he drove to Soc Son district to buy the “golden” bamboo saplings to grow at home.


“This sort of bamboo is very flexible, not as hard as green bamboo which makes it easy to create shapes at will,” he explained.


To have 1,000 flying dragons, each with a height of 1.5 m, he had to grow 2,000 bamboo trees to have enough to select only the best. He had to bend the dragon a little every day over a long period of time.


After more than six years, the mountainous farmer has finished his work, turning his bamboo into flying dragons rising into the sky with pride.


Nam also grew three additional clusters of bamboo in the shape of the country and a huge “ngau” tree (aglaia) in the shape of the earth with the words ‘Hoa Binh’ (Peace),  as presents for Hanoi’s celebration.


“I would like to present the results of my hard work to the capital city as a token of the warming feelings of Vietnamese farmers,” he sad.


Over the past decade, Nam has presented bonsai trees for major events in Hanoi such as the SEA Games 22 and the ASEAN Summit.


In 1998, he bent a tree into the words ‘Bac Ho Vi Dai’ (Great Uncle Ho) to present to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.


Source: VNN


 


Source: QDND

HCMC farmer association proposes advance of $116,000 to sue Vedan

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:33 am

Ho Chi Minh City Farmer Association said it will propose that the city People’s Committee seek funds from the city’s budget to advance VND2.2 billion (US$116,000) to famers in Can Gio District, to pay fees necessary to take legal action against Taiwanese MSG producer, Vedan.

The wastewater processing tank at Vedan. The company heavily contaminated Thi Vai River. (Photo:VNA)


The city People’s Committee had requested Vedan pay damages to farmers VND45.7 billion ($2.4 million). The claim was legitimate, based on results of investigations done by the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources acting upon the request of the Prime Minister and the environment ministry, said Phung, chairman of the association.


The association will also coordinate with the city Lawyers Association, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Institute of Environment and Resources of the HCM National University, to prepare documents necessary to sue Vedan if the company does not properly compensate victims of the pollution they caused in the Thi Vai River.


Earlier, representatives from the company said it would support farmers in the Can Gio District with VND7 billion ($368,000), accounting for one-tenth of the farmers’ actual losses, but it added that it was difficult to legally prove how much they were affected by the pollution.


The city People’s Committee asked relevant agencies to determine the best method for demanding Vendan comply and provide satisfactory compensation.


In September 2008, Vedan was caught discharging untreated wastewater to the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai province, causing serious pollution and heavy losses to thousands fishing households, including those in Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and HCM City’s Can Gio District. It turned out that the company had been doing it for 14 years.

Source: SGGP

Farmer grows gold ingot-shaped watermelon

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:52 am









Tran Thanh Liem of the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho has grown watermelons that look like a gold ingot. (Photo:SGGP)


A farmer in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho has managed to grown watermelons exactly in the shape of gold ingots, 38 of which he has sold in Ho Chi Minh City markets for Tet.


Tran Thanh Liem of Binh Thuy District said the price of a pair of watermelons, which he trademarked last year, is VND3 million (US$158).





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