Foreign NGO aid poured into Ben Tre hinh anh 1Local youngsters are growing tree at a coastal protective forest area ( Illustrative image. Photo: VNA)
Ben Tre (VNA) – The southern province of Ben Tre has received 171,000 USD in non-project aid from foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 2015.

The information was disclosed by the provincial Department of Planning and Investment at a workshop in the province on November 25.

Currently, 37 NGOs have registered for aid activities in the Mekong Delta province, including the Japanese cleft lip and palate association, the Japanese association for supporting Vietnamese children and the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam.

The aid has brought pragmatic benefits to local people, especially those living in poor rural areas.

In March 2015, the provincial People’s Committee decided to establish the Union of Friendship Organisations of Ben Tre Province (BTUFO) to call for foreign NGO aid in the fields of agro-forestry production, rural development, healthcare, education, vocational training, settlement of social issues, climate change adaptation, mitigation of natural disasters’ impacts, and emergency relief.-VNA