Today, the river banks Thom not only manufacturing operations coconut fiber, but also develop some occupations such as peeled coconuts, coconut trading, cutting copra, coconut fiber spinning …
Ben Tre people usually only for coir villages Thom river access, located in An Thanh commune, Mo Cay Nam district, Ben Tre province as a floating market on the river by boat dock daily, full cargo export terminal coconut and coconut products. In particular, coconut market activity throughout the day and night, the air is always busy, busy.
Thom river called Mo Cay canal dug in 1905, is the hydraulic circulation route between the Ham Luong River and Co Chien River. In recent years the production facilities, services coir villages on the river just Thom operation not unlike coconut market trading session.
Coir profession only comes from An Khanh commune, then spread across the river – Khanh Thanh Tan (Mo Cay Bac District). Today, the river banks Thom not only manufacturing operations coconut fiber, but also develop some occupations such as peeled coconuts, coconut trading, cutting copra, coconut fiber spinning …
The people of the North Mo Cay district, Ben Trese coconut fiber.
Visit only coir villages, everyone for this is the floating market on the river by daily coconut, boats sweep against ships everywhere in the province and neighboring provinces such as Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long to purchase coconut transport to the village.
Just coir villages An Thanh Vinh Khanh hamlet focus, are formed from about 1980. “At that time there were only two establishments, so far the village has 43 establishments, 6 companies and enterprises specializing in production export coconut fiber, coconut fiber pressed bales, pressed coconut fiber acne …
Attracted more than 1,000 villages in the commune and labor neighboring communes as part of the coconut products such as coconut tight, dry coco peat, coconut peeling, … On average, each employee an income of 150,000 VND / day or more, “said Pham Van Minh, secretaries Vinh Khanh hamlet said.
Only exposure coir villages where people just coir An Thanh.
Ms. Nguyen Thi E, An Thanh commune work peeled coconut rice for 3 years at the facility she Five Yue share, every day she worked peeled coconut rice for about 4 hours, 200 kg peeled coconuts, income range VND 110,000 / day. These young people are doing more. If there are plenty of coconuts on doing every day, all week holiday on Sunday only.
In villages, women workers are generally responsible for drying only, grated coconut, and only meager exposure. Young people then peeled coconut duty, stevedoring and do more hard work. However, the peeled coconuts now no longer the work of men.
To villages, pilgrims will encounter images of female workers also participated coconut peeling and fast, no less professional brothers, uncles. The tool is a knife coconut peeling iron pillar erected on the firm. Each coconut is the nimble hands and skills needed to pry the knife and, shelling easily.
Purchasing coconut base and his peeled Vo Van Cu, An Thanh commune has 20 employees, which account for half of female workers. Looking at the pieces she Thoan cup coconut shell always thought that this work is easy, but “to do this job you have to take a long time just learned, new at hand pain, shoulder pain and soreness Quick peeling not be “- Pham Thi My Hanh (40) said.
After purchasing coconut on the hull separated for establishments selling coconut fiber, coconut seed (or call Ben Tre people including coconut, copra and coconut milk) is sold to the boatload to sell everywhere. At the riverside village Thom now has tens basis intestine buy coconut, coconut shell.
Every day, each about 10,000 base purchasing dried coconuts, the peak months (from October last year to April next year) each purchasing daily basis around 14000-15000 dry coconuts. Each day, each facility producing 4-5 tons of coconut fiber, the annual output of over 350 thousand tons of coconut fiber only. Coconut shell after being purchased for the crusher to get only.
Farmers diligently with coconut peeling vocational Thom river.
Only coir is used for many different tasks but mainly to the only car to weave. 1-2 base also had a coconut shell crusher, usually operating at night because then the strong electricity prices low. 4-5 units per dry coconut shell raw materials to produce 1 kg of coir fiber products. On average, each month, each production base coir only people buying hundreds of thousands of coconut shell material.
5-7 years, coir carpet goods development, has been exported to a sonuoc, whereby villages and Khanh Thanh Tan Thanh An extra flourishes. It is through this village lives of the people in the village also better off.
Luong Thi Ngoc Chien, Vice Chairman An Thanh commune to share: The good news is that since the production base coir fiber, coconut peeled Thom waterfront in operation, people here are excited because villages generate significant income for households and improve the living conditions for the people, contributing to poverty reduction and accelerate the process of restructuring of the local economy in a positive direction
In 2008, the Association of Vietnam village was awarded the title of typical village for only two villages producing coir An Thanh (Mo Cay Nam) and Khanh Thanh Tan (Mo Cay Bac) Ben Tre.