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Yen Bai (VNA) – The World Vision International (WVI) will provide an additional 2.26 million USD for existing programmes and projects in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai in 2017.

The pledge was made by WVI Vietnam National Director Tran Thu Huyen during a working session with Yen Bai authorities on April 5.

Huyen said the WVI will continue to carry out programmes and projects on education, health, livelihood development and capacity building in the province. The organisation will pay special attention to protecting vulnerable children and devising humanitarian policies for children, especially those in remote and disadvantaged areas.

Yen Bai province has formed cooperation with the WVI since 2003. At present, the WVI is sponsoring eight programmes and projects in the province, with total committed capital of 378 billion VND (16.6 million USD), making up 96 percent of pledged aid from non-governmental organisations for the province.

Those projects, focusing on education, health care, livelihood, capacity building, natural disaster risk mitigation and children protection, are being implemented in Van Yen, Tran Yen, Tram Tau, Luc Yen, Yen Binh and Van Chan districts.

Vice Standing Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Ta Van Long lauded the efforts of the WVI over the years for poverty alleviation and socio-economic development of Yen Bai province.

He also expressed his hope that the WVI will expand the advanced economic development model for the province, contributing to the sustainable poverty alleviation.-VNA