The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has provided funding to boost eye care services for children in central Vietnam.

The project will cost a total estimated capital of 662,172 USD, including 606,753 USD provided by the CIDA.

The project is aimed at reducing visual impairments and improving children’s eyesight in the central region.

It will help to equip eye clinics and improve the quality of eye check-ups and treatment for children around the region. It will also help to provide more information on child ophthalmology to medical workers, primary school teachers and services at junior high schools from provincial to grassroots level.

Funding will be provided for operations on 400 children and check-ups and treatment for tens of thousands of others.

The project will run from now until 2012./.