Vietnam Red Cross Society’s Hung Yen provincial chapter has launched a programme to present heifers to local Agent Orange victims in hopes to partly improve their lives.

Under the programme, which is part of the ‘Cow bank’ project, 20 heifers worth 10 million VND (500 USD) each will be given to selected disadvantaged households in 10 local districts.

The heifers have all received vaccines against possible diseases.

From now to 2014, the provincial Red Cross will strive to mobilise as many as 200 cows worth 2 billion VND for AO victims and poor households.-VNA