A number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have pledged more than 4.5 million USD and 134,000 EUR in aid for central Thanh Hoa province.

At a conference to mobilise foreign NGOs’ aid for the province held on Nov. 21, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Dinh Tho said Thanh Hoa will continue facilitating NGOs’ implementation of programmes and projects in the province.

At present, 37 NGOs are implementing 51 programmes and projects in Thanh Hoa with a disbursed capital of around 7 million USD. These projects involve in agriculture, rural development, healthcare, education, environment and coping with climate change.

From now until 2015, the province is calling for NGOs’ aid for rural and agricultural development, hunger eradication and poverty reduction, raising residents’ capability and income, women and children’s healthcare, education and vocational training development, natural disaster mitigation, climate change.

A number of projects are expected to start in November, including a CARE International’s community-based project on preventing natural disasters’ risks, a project to enhance coastal areas’ capability to reduce risks relating to natural disasters by the World Vision organisation and the “Hope Centre” and “Community Development” projects by the World Together organisation./.