Gold Mining Execs Raising Dust, Eyebrows & Cash for Healthcare in Vietnam
DANANG, VIETNAM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Besra
Four entrepreneurial sons of New Zealand will be riding the length of
Vietnam this coming April to raise money for much needed healthcare
services for women and infants in some of the more remote areas of
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David, John, Paul, and Richard Seton are leading The Great Honda 67
Ride (www.honda67ride.com) on 45 year old motorcycles along the
historic Ho Chi Minh Trail from the northern capital of Hanoi to Ho
Chi Minh City at the southern tip of the South East Asian country.
The family has a long association with Vietnam, having set up the
gold mining company Besra
(TSX:BEZ)(ASX:BEZ)(OTCQX:BSRAF)(FRANKFURT:OP6) (www.besra.com) over a
decade ago. The company has always had a strong commitment to
improving the livelihoods of the local communities in which it
Besra Executive Chairman, David Seton explains; we see a real need
for improved healthcare facilities near our two mine sites in the
central Vietnam province of Quang Nam. So we've set about raising
money by way of a 2,000 km charity motorcycle ride which starts in
Hanoi on 10th April.
We've partnered with the internationally renowned East Meets West
Foundation (www.eastmeetswest.org) to deliver a three-year program to
reduce infant mortality and improve the health of expectant mothers.
The ride will be done on the famous Honda67 a small 50cc motorcycle
one of the first mass market bikes in Vietnam, and credited with a
major role in the development of modern Vietnam.
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1967 was a monumental year in history. It was the year that Muhammed
Ali was imprisoned for refusing military service, The Beatles
released their hit song "All You Need Is Love," and the U.S. launched
the largest offense during the war in Vietnam. It was also the year
that Honda released and exported its SS50 to Vietnam. The SS50, was a
sport inspired moped, with a top speed of 90km/h. Although it wasn't
as fast as its competitors, the SS50, was more reliable and offered a
stronger pulling capacity.
This solidified the bike's stronghold in the landscape of Vietnam,
visually, socially, and culturally, making it an icon that has lasted
throughout those intense years of war to this day, almost 45 years
later. It has been known in Vietnam as the Honda67 for almost as
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