The central city of Da Nang will shake hands with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement three projects in the city between 2016 and 2018 as committed in agreements signed during a workshop in Hanoi on October 27.

The projects focus on urban development in Son Tra district, eye care for students, and sponsor programmes for underprivileged children and those with disabilities across the city.

From 2010 to 2015, NGOs pledged around 7 million USD annually to realise projects in Da Nang, 75-80 percent of which has been disbursed across the fields of health care, education, poverty reduction, assistance to disabled people, climate change adaptation, and natural disasters risks mitigation.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung highlighted the growing cooperative ties between Da Nang and NGOs over the past six years, noting that the city has expanded its collaboration with 153 international societies and NGOs.

The workshop is expected to create a new step in the cooperation between NGOs and the central city in the 2016-2020 period, especially utilizing effectively the capital resources from NGOs to maintain local sustainable growth, he added.

Representatives from participating NGOs hailed the local active coordination and support, adding that they hope to receive more favourable conditions to carry out projects in the city.

The workshop was organised by the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, with the participation of nearly 100 NGOs representatives.-VNA