As part of the Saemaul movement project that aims to improve the environment, promote agricultural self-reliance, and increase the sources of agricultural income for local farmers, CJ Group and the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) are pushing ahead with the construction of a water pipeline to improve the living conditions of a village in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam, along with the Korea Water Resources Corporation, or K-water.
On Aug. 10, the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a water pipeline was held in Tam Ngan 2 Commune in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam, attended by Min Hee-kyung, the head of CJ Goup's Global Creating Shared Value (CSV) program.
Ninh Thuan Province’s Tam Ngan 2 Commune lags behind in living standards. One hundred eighty eight households, nearly 80 percent of total 245 households in the village, do not have water supply facilities.
In particular, K-water will participate in the project, perform on-spot pre-investigations, and carry out the design. K-water plans to strengthen public concern over international projects, including the provision of water management technology to Vietnam, and to proceed with new business development.
Starting from May last year, CJ Group and KOICA have implemented the “KOICA-CJ Saemaul Movement Creating Shared Value Program” in Vietnam. They have supplied a seeding of chilis and advanced farming methods to local farmers in a bid to enhance their income. Also, both companies have provided Saemaul self-governing education in order to promote agricultural self-reliance and reform residents’ mindsets.