US World vision invests in developing poor mountainous areas

Ha Noi, Dec. 13 (VNA) -- The World Vision, a non-governmental organization of the US, has invested more than USD 168,000 since 1999 in a project to develop agro-forestry production, health care and human resources in Quang Hoa mountainous district of Thanh Hoa central province.

Under the project, 17.2 ha of rice-fields in 16 hamlets have been grown with hybrid rice, yielding an output 1.5 times higher than before. Five small hydro-power projects have been constructed in five hamlets and more than 80 households and agro-forestry workers have been introduced to cultivation methods and post-harvest technology as well as methods for building cultivation models on steep land.

In addition, the project has also invested around USD 35,000 in training public health workers and building a number of medical stations and clean water supply facilities in the district.--VNA