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Cuba Helps Improve Cattle Herd in Vietnam

22 April 2008

CUBA - A Cuba-funded facility for researching and producing frozen bull semen has opened the way for Vietnam to develop its cattle herd, contributing to the country's poverty reduction and agricultural restructuring, said a local agricultural expert.

According to the news agency, Mycattle, Dr. Le Van Thong, Director of the National Livestock Breeding Centre, told the Political Counsellor of the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam, Pablo Fernandez, that the Moncada Frozen Semen Centre built in 1970 in northern Ha Tay province has grown into a centre supplying close to 1 million of doses frozen sperms of high-yield cattle breeds to farmers nationwide.

The Cuban diplomat visited the Moncada Centre on April 18 on the occasion of the Giron Victory Anniversary.

He said the centre, together with other cooperation projects between Vietnam and Cuba, demonstrates the great friendship between the two countries.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Cuba also helped Vietnam build the 30km Son Tay-Xuan Mai road, a poultry breeding farm in Ha Tay province, the Dong Hoi General Hospital in central Quang Binh province and the Hanoi-based Thang Loi Hotel, which are still operational at present.

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