Support for collective economy

Friday, 23/07/2021, 07:15 [GMT+7]

Support for collective economy

Over the years, the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) has provided practical and timely support for many collective economic models and cooperatives in Khanh Hoa. In the period of 2021 - 2025, dozens of models of cooperative economy in Khanh Hoa will be supported by the VCA.
 
A lot of supports
 
At the end of 2017, the storm No. 12 caused heavy damage in the province. With the interest of VCA and the support of the International Fisheries Cooperative Organization and some international organizations with an amount of more than 100 million VND, the Provincial Cooperative Alliance consulted to support Khai Luong Fisheries Cooperative in Van Ninh district 1 ton of fishing gear and 1 generator with a total value of 100 million VND to soon overcome difficulties and stabilize production.
 
According to Dinh Van Dung - Chairman of the Provincial Cooperative Alliance, in the period of 2018 - 2020, implementing the project "Cooperative model to develop production associated with value chain", many cooperatives in Khanh Hoa have received support from VCA. Son Binh fruit tree cooperative (in Khanh Son district), Vinh Ngoc mushroom cooperative (in Nha Trang city), Ninh Quang 1 agricultural cooperative (in Ninh Hoa town) participating in the value chain were supported by VCA with a total of 750 million to invest in equipment. In particular, Ninh Quang Agricultural Cooperative 1 was supported with 320 million VND to equip a vacuum packing machine for rice, funding for training and certifying 20ha of rice to meet VietGAP standards, and funding for product information traceability and product trade promotion.
 
In addition to supporting these models, VCA has also helped members in Khanh Hoa to participate in many classes, visit, and learn useful facts. For example, leaders of Thong Nhat Fisheries Cooperative (in Nha Trang City) took a training course on fisheries skills in Korea; leaders of the Provincial Cooperative Union were supported to participate in a market survey, learning from the experience of the cooperative movement in Thailand, and learn about the quality and safety management of agricultural products in Japan.
 

 

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The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance hands over vacuum packing machine to Ninh Quang Agricultural Cooperative I. (Photo taken in December 2020)
 
Keeping support
 
In early July, VCA sent a document to the Provincial People's Committee to propose solutions and invest in a project to support the development of collective economy and cooperatives in the province in the period of 2021 - 2025. Accordingly, VCA assigned 20 billion VND to the Provincial Cooperative Union to give preferential loans to cooperative groups, cooperatives and cooperative members in the province. At the same time, during this period, VCA will support to build models and improve operational efficiency for 10 cooperatives; supporting pesticide spraying drones for Ninh Quang Agriculture Cooperative I; training in management knowledge and vocational training for employees and members of cooperatives to trace the origin and build brands of key local products; and consulting on digital transformation and trade promotion for cooperatives.
 
In addition, VCA will invest in the project of a consulting center to support services, form and develop cooperatives and cooperative unions in the Central - Highlands region in Ninh Hoa town. This center is expected to have a total investment of about 300 billion VND, including the following items: logistics center and agricultural product trading floor; agricultural product processing factories; agricultural product storage warehouse, center to supply machinery and equipment, exhibition, product introduction, import and export of agricultural materials and products; center to support start-up and cooperative activities. VCA proposed to the Provincial People's Committee to create conditions for the alliance to conduct a survey, rent about 15ha of land in Ninh Da ward, Ninh Hoa town to invest in the project in the period of 2021 - 2025.
 
Hong Dang
 
Translated by T.T