The southern province of Dong Nai is set to mobilise 120 billion VND (5.7 million USD) from foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to a total of 81 projects across economics, education, medical and social security between now and 2015.

The news was announced by the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisation (VUFO) during a conference in the locality on November 25.

The province will offer all possible support for NGOs, including surveys or administrative procedures support, the chapter said.

Projects calling for foreign investment are in the fields of sustainable environment development, healthcare, vocational training and economic development.

The province is now home to 107 foreign NGOs which are conducting 62 projects and non-projects worth nearly 20 million USD, including 22 projects and 8 funding packages recorded last year, notably a project on employment and social security for people with disabilities by Handicap International, said Vice Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Pham Minh Thanh.-VNA