Residents in village 9 increase their income by growing melon. (Photo: NDO)
The two villages include village 9 in Luong Tam commune, Long My district, and village Tan Quoi Lo in Binh Thanh commune, Phung Hiep district.
The information was announced during a meeting held by the Hau Giang provincial People’s Committee on November 25 to review the new Vietnamese- Korean rural village project.
Under the project, residents in the two villages were assisted in building two cultural centres and working offices for the two cooperatives; setting up two cooperatives; providing hi-tech agricultural farming area of 4,000 square metres each; building internal farming concrete roads, greeting gates, bridges through farms, the lighting system at public places using solar energy; educating on environmental protection; receiving agricultural production tools such as different kinds of machines and frozen storage for preservation of agricultural products.
Additionally, SGF has worked with local authorities to carry out the cultivation of rice using organic fertilizers and the fish-rice production model.
According to Kwak Busung, chief representative of SGF, these are the two first villages in the Mekong River Delta and the 15th Vietnamese village enjoying assistance from the foundation.
Speaking at the meeting, Truong Canh Tuyen, Standing Vice Chairman of the Hau Giang provincial People’s Committee, said that apart from the infrastructure assistance, the project had helped raise local residents’ awareness in cultivation, from household scale to collective scale. “The project links residents to application of technologies into production and consumption of products and expands consumption markets, thus increasing the value of agricultural products,” he added./.