As many as 30 cows worth 14 million VND (667 USD) each were delivered to poor households in the border communes of Tan Ha, Tan Hoa, and Suoi Ngo in the southern province of Tay Ninh on January 18.

Each of the households was also given 1 million VND (47 USD) to help with the cow’s care.

Also on the occasion, 100 gifts worth 200,000 VND (9.2 VND) were offered for needy households on the occasion of the up-coming Tet (Lunar New Year) which falls in mid February.

The cows and the presents were donated by the Government Office, Viettin Bank, and Miwon Vietnam Company under the national “cow bank” programme for poor border localities launched by the Vietnam Red Cross.

The programme is expected to donate another 150 cows to disadvantaged households in 15 remaining border communes in Tay Ninh before Tet.

Since 2010, the “cow bank” project has provided more than 13,000 cows for thousands of households in 100 districts nationwide.-VNA