Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a 33.7 million USD project to eradicate poverty based on promoting production in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

The project’s funding consists of 20 million USD in ODA provided by the International Fund For Agriculture Development (IFAD), nearly 9.5 million USD contributed by the Government and the rest of 4.2 billion USD coming from the benefiting parties.

Under Decision 1125/QD-TTg dated July 9, the five-year project will commence in 2015 under the management of the Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee.

It aims to increase incomes and minimise the vulnerability to poverty of households in the targeted 30 communes in five poor districts, namely Hoang Si Phi, Xi Man, Quang Binh, Bac Quang and Vi Xuyen, in a sustainable way.

Three components of the project include a process of making plan for market development, the development of goods suitable for the poor and programme coordination.-VNA