As many as 629 breeding cows will be presented to poor people in 34 communes of seven border districts in the northernmost province of Ha Giang on December 20.

The donation is part of the “Joining hands for community - Breeding cows help the poor in border areas” programme initiated by State President Truong Tan Sang.

The cows, worth 15 million VND (707 USD) each, are meant to assist poor residents in Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh, Quan Ba, Vi Xuyen, Hoang Su Phi, and Xin Man districts with production tools to escape from poverty.

In November, the first 50 breeding cows were given to households in Son Vi, Xin Cai, and Thuong Phung communes in Meo Vac district.-VNA