On October 14, the local authority of Yen Phuc commune and benefactors of the Vietnam National Roofsheet Association, the Vietnamese Heart Fund – Vietnam Television participated in the handover ceremony of house for a poor elderly woman. The participants including Mr. Nguyen Duc Du – Member of the Standing Committee, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of Y Yen District, Mr. Nguyen Van Hiep – Deputy Chief of Office of the People’s Committee of Y Yen District, Mr. Tran Van Mong – Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Assembly of Yen Phuc Commune, Mr. Vu Dinh Quyen – Deputy Secretary, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Yen Phuc Commune, Mr. Vo Quang Diem – Representative of VNRA, Mr. Nguyen Ton Nam – Representative of the Vietnamese Heart Fund.
The beneficiary is Ms. Vu Thi Van, 60 years old, living in Truc village, Yen Phuc commune, Y Yen district, Nam Dinh province. Since being born, she has suffered from mental illness that makes her percepntion incomplete like normal people. In order to earn a living, she has to collect scrap around the village. Being touched by low-quality daily meals of Ms. Van, neighbors often contribute food like tofu or soup for her.
According to local authority, there must be special welfare to support Ms. Van because she cannot improve her life. It is house-giving project of locality, in collaboration with VNRA and the Vietnamese Heart Fund that changes her life substantially. The severely degraded house was dismantled to build a new house with durable fibre cement materials like wall panels, colored AC roof sheets.
In addition to the advantages of cost and durability of fibre cement, new products are improved with superiority to both reduce construction time and enhance aesthetics. While colored AC roof sheets make buildings more attractive, wall panels are considered as a perfect substitute for traditional brick wall with good insulation and fire resistance.
The new house is expected to bring both easier life for Ms. Van and opportunities for socio-economic cooperation between AC roof sheet companies and provincial government of Nam Dinh.