HDI and Renew onJune 4 handed over advanced mushroom production equipment worth 123,000USD to the Mushroom Centre of Cam Lo district to implement thisprogramme.
According to Jeanne Samuel, HDI CountryDirector in Vietnam, the Japan-funded equipment will increase monthlymushroom production capacity from 30,000 bags to more than 300,000,contributing to expanding the programme and increasing financialresources for bomb and mine clearance.
Implemented since 2010, the “Mushrooms with a Mission” wasdesigned to support UXO victims and disabled people in Quang Triprovince through providing them with necessary mushroom growing toolsand knowledge, thus increasing their incomes.
Italso aim s to build a sustainable mushroom growing industry as well ascreate jobs and production establishments in the province.
Quang Tri remains one of the most mine-affected provinces in Vietnam. According to the reports, more than 100,000 people in the provinceare victims of UXOs and landmines, and they are facing difficulties intheir life.-VNA