A reproductive health project funded by t he Marie Stopes International Organisation in Vietnam has set to help 70,000 more female workers in southern Dong Nai province access reproductive health services from now to 2015.

With additional funding of 550,000 USD, the project will also provide check-ups for 5,000 poor workers in the locality, heard a conference on December 12 to review the project in 2010-2013 and initiate activities to 2015.

During the 2010-2013 period, more than 80,000 female workers in Dong Nai have benefited from the project, including 1,200 ones who had access to financially-supported contraceptive methods.

Statistics from the United Nations Population Fund show that one USD invested in family planning can save eight USD, and help reduce the fatality of mothers and children caused by early birth-giving and unexpected pregnancy.

Dong Nai is home to 31 industrial zones (IZs), including those still under construction, according to the provincial industrial zones authority.

The province plans to increase the IZs to 34 by 2015.-VNA