Foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have provided about 300 million USD in aid for Vietnam in 2014, it was reported at a ceremony to honour the assistance of NGOs held in Hanoi on December 19 by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO).

The aid focused on helping the country deal with social issues, improve health care and education, promote social economic development and protect the environment.

At the annual event, VUFO presented certificates of merit to 33 NGOs and one individual in recognition of their significant contributions to poverty reduction and sustainable development in the country.

The union and the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) have vowed to further enhance information sharing with the NGOs and seek new forms of collaboration in order to improve the efficiency of non-governmental aid in the future.-VNA