Vietnam still has high rate of malnutrition in children due to hunger and poverty. (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has decided to launch a national steering committee to implement an action plan to tackle hunger in Vietnam between 2016 and 2025.

A Deputy Prime Minister has been assigned to direct the body, with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development as his deputy.

Other committee members include deputy ministers of Health; Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Planning and Investment; Finance and Foreign Affairs.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will also appoint their representatives to join the committee.

The board is tasked with designing plans for every five years and each year of the period as well as overseeing how the plans are carried out across different State agencies.-VNA