Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Republic of Korea’s non-governmental organisation Global Civic Sharing (GCS) and authorities of northern Cao Bang province signed a project in Hanoi on May 30 to improve the income of poor and near-poor farmers in five communes of Phuc Hoa and Thach An districts.

The 2016-2019 project costs 233,000 USD and is funded by Samsung via Global Civic Sharing, and focuses on improving the management capacity of farmers and providing them with financial assistance to buy and raise buffaloes.

Choi Eui-gyo, Director of the GCS’s Vietnam Programme, said the GCS has operated in Vietnam since 2000, in rural development and vocational training for poor young people in Hanoi, the northern province of Thai Nguyen and the central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Tri.

Vice Chairwoman of the Cao Bang provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Bich pledged all possible support for GCS to carry out the project successfully.

Cao Bang wants GCS to spread the model to other districts in the future, she said.-VNA