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Hanoi (VNA) - A contest with the theme “Community-based Sustainable Poverty Reduction Initiatives” was launched in Hanoi on August 2.

The contest is part of the Poverty Reduction Policies and Programme Project (PRPP) carried out by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and the Irish Embassy in Vietnam.

It aims to promote the participation of community, particularly among ethnic minority women in sustainable economic and environment development activities in their localities.

According to MoLISA Deputy Minister Nguyen Trong Dam, the event is expected to contribute to developing policies on sustainable poverty reduction in the 2016-2020 period.-VNA