The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations on Sept. 30 presented a “For Peace and Friendship Among Nations” insignia to the former Chief Representative of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in Vietnam, Daniel Valenghi.

Over the past five years, Valenghi provided great assistance to the Ministry of Health, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the provinces of Cao Bang, Hoa Binh, Long An, An Giang, Tien Giang, Ben Tre in the fields of public administration reform as well as agricultural and rural development.

At the presentation ceremony, Valenghi pledged to make more contributions to Vietnam’s development cause.

In the coming time, Helvetas-funded projects will focus on providing clean water, ensuring environmental hygiene and stepping up production of handicrafts in northern mountainous provinces, he said./.