Over 77 bln VND added into State budget estimate for this year hinh anh 1Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (Photo: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee on September 16 agreed with the addition of the Irish government’s non-refundable aid worth 77.49 billion VND (3.36 million USD) into the State budget estimate for this year.

The sum will be used for communes in especially disadvantaged circumstances under Programme 135.

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said the aid will be given to Ha Giang with 18 billion VND, Hoa Binh 20.9 billion VND, Quang Tri 9.49 billion VND, Kon Tum 19.2 billion VND, and Tra Vinh 9.9 billion VND.

Under the agreement, the Irish government pledged to offer no more than 12 million EUR (13.2 million USD) in non-refundable aid to a project on supporting communes in especially difficult situation under Programme 135 during fiscal years from 2017 to 2020.

Last year, five provinces of Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Quang Tri, Kon Tum and Tra Vinh were assigned to disburse upwards 79.8 billion VND for the project./.