National Geographic : 1955 Jun
872 U.S. Foreign Operations Administration T Doc Mo: Villagers Roof a Home with Thatch from the Fields Using U. S. technical advice and machinery, South Viet Nam's newest citizens have built neat villages of small double homes in their resettlement areas. -A man carries roofing material to the village aris ing near Doc Mo's tent city (page 870). -)Seeds sown in free soil take root as a resettled family works its first garden. These villagers of Tan Phu Trung, 15 miles northwest of Saigon, nourish vegetables with fertilizer from the United States. now they're raising pigs. The refugees, who came from Phat Diem in North Viet Nam, have been building 100 thatched houses a day! A few miles southeast of Saigon, in the Phuoc Ly area, stands a brand-new village with small double houses in a rectangle of neat rows, surrounded by gardens. It has two schools, an infirmary, and a paillote church. Brickmaking and the Foreign Operations Ad ministration gave these refugees from Thanh Hoa province in the north their new start in life.