The central district Điện Bàn in cooperation with the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has kicked off a local bamboo conservation project that will run from 25 December, 2017. According to Vice Chairman of Điện Bàn People’s Committee Phan Minh Dũng, the project will help conserve and develop an area of 1,800ha or 1,900ha bamboo area. It also aims to create a sustainable development livelihood for 15,000 rural Điện Bàn residents with jobs in bamboo crafts and eco-tour service.
In addition, the bamboo conservation project will create a ‘green dyke’ to protect banks of many rivers in the district as well as living quarters along river system. It will be connected with craft villages including bronze casting in Phước Kiều, rice cakes in Phú Chiêm, sedge net weaving in Triêm Tây, fish sauce in Hà Quảng and fine arts in Đông Khương along the Thu Bồn River in the district.
Bamboo forests along the Thu Bồn River in Quảng Nam Province protect river banks from erosion in flood season
Điện Bàn bamboo is a major material for craft villages in Hội An, in serving for eco-tourism. Last year, the district also agreed to reserve 2.6ha to build the Việt Nam-Korea Cultural Exchange Centre with a fund of US$5 from the Việt Nam Veterans Association of Korea (VVAK) in Hà My Đông village near Hội An city.
Phương Hạnh (VNS source)