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Quang Nam (VNA) – A Canada-funded programme to promote the economic efficiency of cooperatives in Quang Nam, An Giang, Tien Giang from 2012 – 2017 was reviewed in the ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam on December 7.

The review was jointly organised by the Vietnam Cooperatives Alliance and SOCODEVI, a Canadian non-profit international cooperation and development organisation.

Statistics show that the programme has helped 17 cooperatives in the provinces improve their performance, providing better services for their members and communities.

Experts have guided cooperatives how to make business plans and strategies, personnel development plans and market research. Thanks to the training, cooperatives have actively applied advanced tools to improve their management capacity.

Nearly 300 training courses were organised for 15,000 cooperative members in the three provinces to better their understanding of cooperative-related legal documents and the role of cooperatives in economic development.

The programme provided more than 2 billion VND for 19 business development projects of participating cooperatives.

From these outcomes, the programme will be expanded to other localities nationwide.

Nguyen Thanh Su, Director of the Dai Hiep Cooperative in Dai Loc district, Quang Nam province, said the programme has helped enhance the capacity of his cooperative’s leaders, thus improving its performance. His cooperative now has over 2,000 members.

Vice President of the Vietnam Cooperatives Alliance Nguyen Dac Thang underlined the need for Vietnamese cooperatives to learn from international experience.

The alliance will continue perfecting related policies to develop the collective economy in the new situation, he said./.VNA