Khmer villages in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have got a major facelift thanks to a series of investment made by the provincial authorities during recent years.

The province has allocated more than 44 billion VND (2.095 million USD) in 2014 to implement numerous policies supporting Khmer community, from paying tuition fees for Khmer students to providing loans and land for housing and farming to the needy.

Taking into account the fact that local Khmer people live mainly on farming, the province has held a number of vocational training courses and invited experts to advise farmers on suitable farming techniques, thus helping increase their income.

Many Khmer households have become better off, earning hundreds of millions of VND from new farming models such as intercropping. One example is the family of Chau Chen in Co To commune, Tri Ton district, who earn nearly 500 million VND in profit from cultivating rice and side crops in their four ha of land.

An Giang is home to over 110,000 Khmer people, living mainly in the five communes of Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, Chau Thanh, Chau Phu and Thoai Son.-VNA