(HBO) - A working delegation of the Literature and Arts Association of Hoa Binh province has paid a visit to Houaphanh province of Laos in accordance with the approval of the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Committee and the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the provincial People’s Committee.
A corner of Don village in Sam Nua district, Laos' Houaphanh province.
The delegation was welcomed by Vice Governor of Houaphanh province Phutphan Keovongxay and other officials from the departments of agro-forestry; information, culture and tourism; agricultural promotion centre; and representatives of Sam Nua district.
According to Houaphanh Vice Governor Phutphan Keovongxay, the province is home to nine ethnic groups, including the Muong group in Don village, Sam Nua district.
According to the Department of Information, Culture and Tourism of Houaphanh province, some Muong people in Vietnam came to Don village hundreds of years ago.
There are 103 households of the Muong group with over 850 people living in Don village. The Muong people in the village speak Muong language mixed with Lao language, live in Lao-style stilt houses, and wear Lao costumes.
According to the elders in the village, their ancestors came from Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces of Vietnam hundreds of years ago.
Members of the delegation attended a wrist-threading ceremony, joined local residents in an art exchange programme, and enjoyed local foods. The exchange left a lot of emotions and impressions on the delegates.
Through the field trip, the Hoa Binh Literature and Arts Association has outlined plans to continue doing research on the Muong community in Don village.
The association will present a set of Muong gongs (12 pieces) and 12 sets of Muong women's costumes to the community; and open a short class to teach Muong people in the Lao village how to play gongs, and wear traditional costumes./.
(HBO) - The Vietnamese Party and State always consider education and training as a top national policy, and investing in education as investing in development. Thoroughly grasping the stances, guidelines and policies of the Party and State, over the past years, Hoa Binh province has taken concerted measures on education and training development, with attention paid to well implementing the 11th Party Central Committee’s Resolution No. 29-NQ/TW, dated November 4, 2013, on fundamental and comprehensive innovation in education and training to meet the requirements of industrialisation and modernisation in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and international integration.
(HBO) - In recent years, the province's education and training sector hasbeen actively implementing the Party’s and State's guidelines and policies on education and training, thereby they have achieved many achievements in many fields.
(HBO) - Over the past years, the armed forces of the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh have actively implemented the movement "the army joins hands to build new-style rural area”, helping eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, and boost socio-economic development.
(HBO) - Hoa Binh province was the first mountainous locality in the country that has eradicated illiteracy and been honoured with commendation from President Ho Chi Minh in January 1961.
(HBO) - Celebrating the major holidays of the year, the Youth Communist branch of Kho hamlet, Chi Dao commune (Lac Son) has mobilized the members and the young people to take on the tasks of cleaning the village roads and alleys; collecting domestic waste, building green - clean - beautiful environment.
(HBO) – Over the past years, the Party Committee and authorities of Van Son commune, Lac Son district, have been committed to promoting economic development, ensuring social welfare, and improving the material and spiritual lives of residents. The objectives and targets set by the communal Party Committee have been drastically and effectively fulfilled.