Delegates to the mid-term donors’ consultative group (CG) meeting for Vietnam said that aid poured into central Ha Tinh province helped to improve local people’s lives and contributed to provincial socio-economic development.

They made the remark on June 8 after making a fact-finding tour, visiting recent projects and subprojects in Ha Tinh within the framework of the CG meeting in the province.

The projects included the 419 million VND Ke Go irrigation modernisation subproject funded by the WB; a programme for improving market participation of the poor in Khanh Loc commune, Can Loc district, jointly funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ); and the Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project – the 17.5 million USD Ha Tinh Sub-project jointly sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the French Development Agency (AFD).

The delegates also visited the Community Based Rural Infrastructure Project (CBRIP) – the Xuan Yen-Xuan Hai-Xuan Pho inter-commune road subproject funded by the WB, the 705 million JPY Ha Tinh General Hospital equipment project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a 104 billion VND Vietnam-Germany vocational training cooperation project jointly sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the 43 billion VND inter-provincial road upgrade project funded by JICA in Duc Tho district.

The meeting will continue through June 9./.