Teacher Luc Thi Ly has to walk every day along a rough and dangerous track to her school in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang. Luc Thi Ly, 31, was recently assigned to teach at a branch of Na Kieng Nursery School in Lung Kim Village, Quang Uyen District. The track to classrooms of Na Kieng Nursery School in Lung Kim Village Ly, who is married with a four-year-old child, said that her husband’s family is around 100 kilometres from the school, and 200 kilometres from her parents’ house. “Every day, she has to walk for five kilometres to go to work. I recently fell due to the slippery path. I’m still in pain. Even for locals it's a challenging track. So, for me, this is even harder,” Ly said. A temporary bridge Na Kieng Nursery School in Lung Kim Village is in very poor condition with timber temporary classrooms. There is also no electricity, water or even a phone signal. Houses for teachers have not yet been built, so, Ly has … [Read more...] about Hard teaching lives in northern mountainous areas
Build schools for mountainous areas
Thuong Hoa elementary and secondary school (Source: Vietnam Airlines) Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VA) on August 19 inaugurated a new school for pupils in the mountainous commune of Thuong Hoa, Minh Hoa district, the central province of Quang Binh. The Thuong Hoa elementary and secondary school was built at a total cost of nearly 5 billion VND. The handover of the school was concurrent with the new academic year 2017-2018 and the 72nd anniversary of August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2). The school has two-storey buildings, including four classrooms, two functional rooms, two housing areas for teachers and supporting facilities. Pham Ngoc Vui, Chairman of the VA Labour Union, said it is the last of seven social welfare works worth 35 billion VND (1.52 million USD) in total funded by the … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines builds school for ethnic minority pupils
Clean water systems planned for rural areas (24-01-2005) Ethnic people enjoy clean water in Ia To Commune in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc HA NOI — The Government has set itself a target of providing clean water to 85 per cent of rural residents by 2010. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen said now, 58 per cent of them had access to safe water and 45 per cent to modern toilets, while 65 per cent of rural kindergartens, schools, hospitals, offices and markets had access to both. Nguyen, who is also deputy head of the National Steering Committee for Clean Water and Rural Hygiene, announced these figures at a recent conference to review 10 years of implementing a Prime Ministerial Instruction to ensure clean water and hygiene in rural areas. A programme set up under it now supplies water using 16 models, including pumping, free flow, wells, water tanks and reservoirs besides 15 different types … [Read more...] about Clean water systems planned for rural areas
VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoa Binh provincial Science & Technology Analysis, Testing and Service Center has received the technology transfer to implement the project on using solar energy and diesel engine to generate electricity for remote areas. The solution that allows saving energy Hoa Binh province in the north of Vietnam has weak wind energy resource. Though it has profuse hydraulic power sources, but the most potential sources all have been exploited. Meanwhile, the livestock breeding is still underdeveloped; therefore, it’s not the right time to think of using biogas to generate power. Of the clean energy sources, scientists have found out that the solar energy is the most potential. According to the Hoa Binh province’s Hydrometeorology Center, the province has 1,545 sunny hours every year, a higher number if compared with the other localities in the country. Therefore, scientists have decided that using solar energy to generate power is the most … [Read more...] about Solar energy for remote areas, why not?
More than 14 trillion VND (700 million USD) from the central budget has been injected in the development of ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas over the past five years. The figure was announced at a conference held in Hanoi on Jan. 4 to review the socio-economic development programme, called Programme 135 in short poverty reduction results of Programme 135, second phase, in communes with special difficulties and work on ethnic minority people in the 2006-2010 period and launch new tasks for 2011. In the past five years, the programme helped build 12,646 infrastructure facilities, including roads, irrigation projects, schools, safe water projects and markets in those areas. It provided over 1.9 trillion VND (97.3 million USD) to poor and ethnic households to develop production. The programme also provided 2.2 million households with seedlings and breeding plants and animals. Addressing the conference, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung praised contributions … [Read more...] about Over 14 trillion VND for development in ethnic, mountainous areas