The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will help Vietnam carry out a project that provides technical support to coordination work and implement the National Target Programme on New Rural Development during the 2012-2013 period.

The project costs a total of 433,000 USD with 397,000 USD coming from the official development assistance.

It aims to improve capacity of the staff involving in the national programme as well as management, planning and organisation capacity of officials at all levels in Hanoi so as to ensure sustainability and narrow the development gap between urban and rural areas.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said FAO experts will provide information and launch training courses for the staff.-VNA