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A developed rural society with sustainable well-being, environment, ecology, equity and democracy

On March 27th, the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment (1995-2020). It was an opportunity for staff of different periods to look back the achievements over the past years and orientate the development of the Center in the future.    

Overview of the 25th year anniversary celebration

The anniversary was successfully celebrated and filled with emotions of all staff who have been working for CRD through different periods.

The anniversary welcomed the presence of Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province and 90 representatives including Vice president of Hue University, leaders from Departments and social organizations partnering with the Center.

The past quarter century has witnessed great success of CRD in fields of sustainable development of market-oriented agriculture and natural resources governance and biodiversity preservation. In addition, the Center marks its achievement in the implementation of cross-cutting themes including Good governance, Children protection, Gender equality and Preservation of traditional culture.

At the ceremony, Mr. Truong Quang Hoang, CRD director expressed his sincere thanks to the representatives for their presence and gave a speech about what CRD has achieved in the past 25 years. Until now, the Center has partnered with 64 domestic and international organizations and implemented 192 projects in 223 communes of 25 districts located in 9 provinces from Thanh Hoa to Binh Dinh. The Center also expanded its project sites to Lao Cai and Dak Lak provinces. Significantly, CRD set up goals and development orientation in the upcoming time to meet the social demand and contribute to the sustainable agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction in the Central region.

Mr. Truong Quang Hoang, CRD director delivered speech at the ceremony.  

The growth and development of CRD was the result of the companionship of partner organizations, leaders of the University of Agriculture and Forestry and Hue University and the effective cooperation with the authority and local people as well as the enthusiastic participation of lecturers from Hue University.

Flower and medals were awarded to pay tribute to CRD founders.

In the congratulation speech to CRD, Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province said: “Thanks to staff with experiences, activeness and creativeness, I believe that the University of Agriculture and Forestry and particularly the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam shall make significant contribution to the province in the implementation of the national target program on new rural development”.

Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province spoke at the ceremony.

It was an honor for CRD to be awarded the Certificate of Merit of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee for its achievement in 25 years. Also, on this occasion, Hue University and University of Agriculture and Forestry awarded the Certificates of Merit to several excellent CRD staff.

CRD was awarded the Certificate of Merit of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee

Mr. Huynh Van Chuong, Vice president of Hue University awarded the Certificates of Merit to the Director and Deputy Director of the Center  

The Rector of University of Agriculture and Forestry awarded the Certificates of Merit to CRD staff.

CRD staff

CRD staff over periods and CRD partners took photo together.

On this occasion, CRD also received bunches of flower and congratulations from sponsors, partners, Departments of the University and individuals who have been working with CRD during the past years.

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