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Hanoi (VNA) – Programmes and projects funded by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have actively contributed to poverty reduction and socio-economic development in Vietnam, heard a conference in Hanoi on December 19.

Speaking at the conference which aimed to review the national programme on calling for foreign non-governmental assistance in 2013-2017, deputy head of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO)’s People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) Nguyen Ngoc Hung said the programme has been a success.
He said the value of assistance has been maintained with improved quality and the number of NGOs operating in Vietnam remains high.

According to reports from ministries, sectors, localities and mass organisations, the programme was implemented effectively, basically achieving the set targets.

Many legal documents related to foreign non-governmental work were issued, while others have been revised, towards facilitating NGOs’ activities in the country.

Cooperation between State management agencies and NGOs has been also strengthened.

Based on the evaluation of the programme, the VUFO will chair the building of a plan for the work in the next phase, for the targets of poverty reduction and sustainable development in Vietnam, Hung noted.

Representatives from provinces and cities benefiting from NGOs-assisted projects shared experience and gave proposals on how to effectively promote cooperation and attract more foreign non-governmental assistance resources.-VNA