Localities asked to allocate funds for foot and mouth disease control hinh anh 1Localities asked to allocate funds for foot and mouth disease control. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the People’s Committees of cities and provinces nationwide to allocate funds for the early implementation of a national programme to control foot and mouth disease.

The ministry also assigned its municipal and provincial departments of agriculture and rural development to draw up detailed plans for the implementation of the programme at districts and communes and estimate the number of cattle and animals in their localities that require vaccination this year.

According to the national foot and mouth control programme, only 157 districts of 26 provinces designated as high-risk areas will receive state funding to purchase foot and mouth vaccines and organise vaccinations.

The programme will be carried out from 2016-2020 with a total funding of 823 billion VND (36.9 million USD). Of the funding, about 279 billion VND (12.5 million USD) will be funded by the state budget while 544 billion VND (24.4 million USD), or 66 percent, will be sourced from local budgets.-VNA