28.11.2020, 12:06

Lives of Cống ethnic people in Điện Biên Province


Lives of Cống ethnic people in Điện Biên Province
Lả Cha Village in Nậm Pồ District, one of the few villages in the northern mountain province of Đien Bien where the ethnic Cống people live. VNA/ Photo Xuan Tiến



ĐIỆN BIÊN — Lả Cha Village in the northern mountainous province of Đien Bien’s Nậm Pồ District is home to a Cống ethnic community, one of the five ethnic minority communities in the province with 79 households and nearly 400 inhabitants.

Cống children in La Cha Village have fun during their extracurricular school hours. — VNA/ Photo Xuan Tiến 

The living conditions of the Cống people in the village have improved in the past few years due to support from the Government and local authorities.

Investment projects on infrastructure construction, agricultural production, and cultural preservation in the district have helped change the lives of local people.

A traditional dance featuring the manual farming works of Cống ethnic people in Lả Cha Village, Đien Bien Province. VNA/ Photo Xuan Tiến

The village is now connected with the electricity network, while roads, schools, and bridges have been built, creating convenient conditions for people to develop all aspects of life.

An old woman of the Cống ethnic group doing some manual cultivation work in the garden. VNA/ Photo Xuan Tiến

In the past, Cống people had very difficult lives as they depended a lot on self-sufficiency and migration.

They earned their living just by manual cultivation on slash-and-burn fields, so crop productivity was very low. — 


Some festivals, cultural rituals and spiritual beliefs of families and clans in the village are performed by a shaman. VNA/ Photo Xuan Tiến





Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/813990/lives-of-cong-ethnic-people-in-dien-bien-province.html