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Most communes in distant areas to have medical centers: MOH

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

The Ministry of Health (MOH) promised most of communes in distant regions have medical clinics, equipment and personnel in the next five years.

A medical center in district Vinh Cuu in the southern province of Dong Nai. MOH promises to build more hospitals in communes in distant regions

MOH made the pledge at the 20th congress of party committee in Hanoi on August 17 with the participation of To Huy Rua, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee Commission for Propaganda and Education.

The ministry said it will focus on developing healthcare system and raise medical service quality.

It will also strengthen social contribution to the sector including building district hospitals and upgrading provincial and central clinics.

Moreover, more hi-tech hospitals will be constructed in the capital Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and densely – populated regions.


Source: SGGP

Youth joins hand in assisting poor communes

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Youth joins hand in assisting poor communes

QĐND – Saturday, August 14, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

PANO – More than 200 youth union members from the Tuyen Quang Health School have carried out various activities to support the poor people found in the communes of Dong Loi and Binh Nhan, Tuyen Quang province.

They offered healthcare check-ups and medicines for free for more than 1,700 local people.

Furthermore, they volunteered to help the local citizens fix the roads, dredge irrigation canals and improve the volleyball and badminton courses.

Nearly 3,000 leaflets instructing people about food safety, practice birth-control, ensure the nutrition of children under 6 years of age, as well as how to prevent bird-flu infections were also handed over to the local people.

In addition, local children were taught songs and dances, along with enjoying screened films.

Also on this occasion, the youth union members donated nearly 200 units of blood.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Forest protection helps highlands communes escape poverty

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

Thanks to payment received for environmental services (PES), residents of two communes in the highlands province of Lam Dong have escaped poverty.

Households in Lam Dong Province (Photo: Vietnam Government Web Portal)

After two years of conducting a pilot project of PES in two communes, one of several mechanisms for generating sustainable financing for biodiversity conservation, deforestation has reduced along the Da Nhim River in Lac Duong District where people had chopped down many pine trees to grow coffee.

The program rewards local communities involved in conservation activities by allowing them to manage land and resources, and then providing payment for the economically important goods and services that result from their ecological stewardship.

Da Sar commune People’s Committee chairman Ya Tiong said almost all local farmers have been assigned to protect nearly 15,000 hectares of jungle in the commune; they feel proud to be guardians of the jungle, which intensifies their awareness of environmental protection.

Meanwhile, 260 households in Da Nhim Commune agreed to guard over 7.500 hectares of jungle. Da Nhim Hydro Power Plant paid VND290,000 per hectare to each household in 2009.

Lac Duong District People’s Committee said deforestation violations in communes Da Sar and Da Nhim have reduced by half since the program was implemented.

Moreover, each household nets VND8 million by protecting 30 wood hectares annually; they spent the sum on high yielding breeds of coffee, planting vegetables or raising cattle and poultry.

Households stand to earn VND45 million per year through farming.  The rate of impoverished families in Da Sar commune has dropped from 30.35 per cent in 2008 to 14.5 per cent in 2009; meanwhile the poverty rate has reduced from 34.33 per cent to 27.54 per cent in Da Nhim Commune.

The government issued a decision to pay for environmental services in 2008 for the highlands province of Lam Dong, the northern provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh, the central province of Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan, the southern province of Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City.

Hydro power plants, water suppliers and tourist companies in the areas with jungles must pay for the services, according to the decision.

Source: SGGP