SGGP helps to build clinic for ethnic minorities

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper’s program, “Nghia tinh Truong Son” (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) will finance VND1billion (US$53,000) to build a health clinic for ethnic minorities of the central province of Nghe An.

A SGGP representative (L) meets with border soldiers on the way to Bung mountain village, in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province (Photo: SGGP)

The money, donated by the Vietnam National Textile & Garment Group (Vinatex) through the program, will be used to build the clinic in the mountainous village of Bung.

With building the clinic, SGGP hopes to contribute to the improvement of living conditions for those ethnic minorities of the Truong Son range.

The village, located in the center of Pu Mat National Park in the Mon Son Commune, Con Cuong District, houses 81 families who are Dan Lai ethnic minorities, who live self-sufficiently in the heart of the jungle.

To travel from the Mon Son Commune center to Bung Village, it takes two days to travel by road, or four hours along the Giang River.

Witnessing the difficult, nearly isolated life of residents there, SGGP representatives discussed and agreed with leading military personnel of the Nghe An Province, to undertake essential projects to serve the Dan Lai people, including the health clinic.

The border soldiers said that construction of the health clinic would begin in June and is expected to finish by the end of the year.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Chung

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