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Central Highland cuisine festival held in Kon Tum

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Central Highland cuisine festival held in Kon Tum

QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

PANO – A cuisine contest with the participation of 9 teams of Central Highland ethnic minorities was held during the ongoing Culture and Sport Festival of Kon Tum Ethnic Minority Groups 2010 in Kon Tum City.

At the competition, the teams introduced their traditional and unique dishes, which they often cook in their traditional festivals, like rice harvesting and buffalo baiting.

The uniqueness of their traditional dishes rests on the ingredients, including herbs and spices, which come only from the Central Highland mountains and forests.

According to local officials, the traditional cuisines of Central Highland ethnic minorities could be a potential for local tourism development.

Translated by Thu Nguyen  

Source: QDND

Kon Tum holds food fair

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

A food fair featuring special dishes of ethnic minorities in the central highland province of Kontum was held for the first time on November 23.

Special dishes of an ethnic group are displayed in the festival.  (Photo: NLD)

Ethnic minority groups including Bana, Xe Dang, Gia Rai, Gie Trieng and Brau introduced to visitors their unique cooking techniques and famous dishes such as banana inflorescences mixed dried buffalo meat, roast meat, bird mixed Ngoc Linh ginseng and more.

Vietnam is a nation with 54 ethnic minorities with rich and unique ethnic catering cultures distinctively reflecting the characteristics of each ethnic group.

Source: SGGP

Free rice for hunger relief in Kon Tum

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Free rice for hunger relief in Kon Tum

QĐND – Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 21:51 (GMT+7)

The Central Highland province of Kon Tum plans to distribute 1,000 tonnes of rice to the poor in seven districts in March and April.

The provincial People’s Committee said each person would get 15 kg of rice per month.

Dak Glei district alone will receive 240 tonnes, while Sa Thay residents, 180 tonnes.

The province has set aside 2,000 tonnes of rice from the national reserve for hunger relief following Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s decision in February.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Kon Tum schools to teach traditional ethnic music

In Vietnam Education on December 9, 2009 at 1:34 pm

A dance performance of an ethnic group during the closing ceremony of the 2009 International Gong Festival in Gia Lai Province in November.  (Photo: SGGP)
Schools in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum will begin teaching students to play traditional music and instruments, including gongs, as part of a new project launched this year by the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

The program tilted “Friendly Schools – Dynamic Students,” will also teach children time-honored dances of the region along with ethnic minority folk games and stories. 

The program aims to preserve ethnic minority culture by passing along knowledge to young people in extracurricular courses at the schools.

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Land reclamation improves life for Kon Tum ethnic minorities

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

An ethnic tribal girl take care of pepper plants in Yaxia Commune in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. Land reclamation has helped thousands of minority groups improve their living conditions. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Na

KON TUM — A government land reclamation policy begun in 2004 has helped thousands of ethnic minorities improve their living conditions in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands.

More than half of Kon Tum’s population of 38,000 are ethnic minorities and many of them are poor and landless.

Decision 134 issued by the Government in 2004 aimed to help the poor acquire land to improve their standard of living.

Poor households living by farming or forestry were entitled to receive either 0.5 hectares of farmland that had been cut down and burned by itinerant farmers, 0.25 hectares of mono-crop land or 0.15 hectares of multiple-crop land.

Local residents were encouraged to reclaim the land themselves and then authorised agencies would grant them government relief money and land-use rights certificates.

Since 2004, the province has reclaimed more than 408 ha of land and given it more than 1,500 families. Nearly 1,200 households have received land to build houses.

The province has also built 76 water supply systems to provide clean water for 4,467 households.

Following three years of land reclamation, Kon Plong District, which originally had 1,172 households without land, some 248 ha of land has been handed over for farming use. Financial support worth a total of VND1.45 billion was given to families.

For localities without an abundance of virgin land, provinces encouraged some households to donate land to others who needed it. More farmers in Dac Ha District were able to do this than in any other area.

Provincial authorities also examined inefficiently operated state-owned farms and asked them to hand over barren land to localities to provide to landless farmers.

Despite successful efforts in land reclamation, Kon Tum Province still needs more than 800 ha of land for more than 1,600 households.

The province has directed localities to help these landless farmers shift to work in breeding and handicraft production so they can earn a decent living.—