Two non-government organisations (NGOs), Bread for the World and Agricultural Development Denmark Asia – ADDA, have committed over 14 million USD for poverty reduction projects in Vietnam until 2014.

Agreements to this effect were signed by President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong and representatives of the two NGOs in Hanoi on May 25.

Accordingly, the Bread for the World will finance 30 projects worth a total 4.8 million USD in community development, micro credit, environmental protection, improvement of poverty reduction capacity and emergency aid between 2009-2012.

The organisation is carrying out activities in 12 provinces and cities in Vietnam .

Meanwhile, the ADDA commits 9.6 million USD in sustainable agriculture development and pro bono legal aid projects in Hanoi and Hai Phong cities and Bac Ninh, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc, Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Ha Tinh and Nghe An provinces.

On the occasion, VUFO President granted licences to set up representative offices in Vietnam to the two NGOs./.