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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – More than 19,400 disadvantaged students in the central province of Thanh Hoa will receive over 1,170 tonnes of rice in the second academic semester this year under a decision of the provincial People’s Committee.

Each student will be provided with 15 kg of rice per month.

The provincial People’s Committee asked the Department of State Reserves in the locality to transport and deliver rice to students in a timely manner and in line with legal regulations. Meanwhile, the provincial Department of Education and Training is required to coordinate with relevant agencies to instruct and examine the distribution of rice to students in districts.

Tens of thousands of disadvantaged students are residing in the province’s mountainous areas. The rice support programme will help reduce burden for students, their families and schools and make significant contribution to maintaining school attendance rate and improving students’ health as well as education quality.-VNA