16/10/2018 10:13 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Women’s innovative projects selected for start-up festival

Twenty outstanding projects selected from a list of 130 from across the country took part in the Women’s Start-up Festival, which ended in Hanoi on October 15.

The four-day festival, the first of its kind, was organised by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and included projects in various fields such as education, tourism, agriculture, forestry and handicrafts.

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong said that the projects expressed women’s passion for innovation and developing their trades in different fields and areas.

Le Thi Le Phuong, director of Gia An Company which processes products made from tomatoes, eggs and milk in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong, was one of the women who took part in the event.

Phuong said that Don Duong district in Lam Dong province produced 30,000 tonnes of tomatoes per year, but did not have a plant to process them and supply far outreached local demand.

“I came up with an idea to process products made from tomatoes, eggs, molasses and milk, and now they bring in an income 10 times higher than raw tomatoes,” said Phuong.

Do Thi Nhi, head of Binh Minh Private Kindergarten - a private kindergarten for handicapped children - in the northern province of Bac Ninh, was also chosen for the event.

“I give priority to the children of workers from industrial zones in the province and neighbouring areas because I want to share their difficulties,” said Nhi.

As many as 200 children have enrolled at the kindergarten, and are now learning to speak and integrate into the community.

Also on October 15, five organisations and 10 women were honoured with the Vietnam Women’s Prize.

The award was founded in 2002, and 74 organisations and 134 women have received the prize.

The prize aims to encourage creativity, determination and energy. It also certifies women’s devotion, talents and innovation in the process of building and protecting the nation.