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Vietnam Macadamia Association comes into being

Released at: 16:10, 26/02/2016

Vietnam Macadamia Association comes into being

Association created from the efforts of LienVietPostBank and Him Lam JSC to promote macadamia as an industrial crop in Vietnam.

by Hong Nhung

The Vietnam Macadamia Association, co-founded by LienVietPostBank and the Him Lam Joint Stock Company, has been officially established under Decision No. 124/QD-BNV from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The Vietnam Macadamia Association is an occupational - social organization operating under the Association Charter approved by MHA, complying with legal regulations and being under State management by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other ministries related to the field.

According to Mr. Nguyen Duc Huong, Deputy Chairman of LienVietPostBank’s Board of Directors, “LienVietPostBank, Him Lam, and other macadamia planting - processing enterprises will implement numerous activities in 2016 in order to quickly reach the target of making the central highlands a macadamia center in Southeast Asia,” he said.

During this foundation process, LienVietPostBank and Him Lam deployed a range of effective activities under the framework of a macadamia development program, for it to become a new strategic agricultural, forestry, and industrial crop in Vietnam, organized practical delegations domestically and visits to leading countries in the macadamia sector (Australia, China, South Africa, and the US), recruited Vietnamese and foreign experts to consult on planning development strategies, obtained sponsorship for macadamia research, set rules on loans to promote macadamia planting, and conducted public communications on the value and potential of the plant.

LienVietPostBank and Him Lam will continue with tasks such as holding a competition on designing the Association’s logo, organizing meetings, and presenting the Association’s website.

Both bodies have played an important role in realizing the potential of and seeking new opportunities for developing a macadamia industry in Vietnam.

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