The central province of Nghe An has received some 15.3 trillion VND (726.9 million USD) for 36 ongoing official development assistance (ODA) projects.

Of that figure, ODA capital accounts for 76 percent while the remainder is from the Vietnamese side.

Nghe An has so far this year attracted nine ODA projects in education and training, agriculture and rural development, water drainage and hospital construction.

However, problems have arisen in the implementation of such projects, such as the province’s low budget, slow site clearance, poor management of ODA capital, and a shortage of high-quality officials.

In 2014, Nghe An plans to attract more ODA projects approved by the Government in line with provincial priorities.-VNA