The central province of Phu Yen has decided to allocate over 21.7 billion VND (1 million USD) to underprivileged communes and hamlets to help them develop infrastructure and production.

Accordingly, each of the three mountainous districts of Dong Xuan, Son Hoa and Song Hinh will receive between 5.8 billion VND and 7.7 billion VND to support 18 communes and 28 hamlets with extreme difficulties. The funding will come from the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction.

Last year, the province’s specially difficult communes and hamlets was provided with more than 32.6 billion VND (1.55 million USD) to upgrade public houses and build transport and water supply systems, classrooms and markets.

In addition, the province also invested over 3 billion VND in implementing 10 sustainable poverty reduction models on afforestation, rubber and sugar cane planting, and cow breeding.

These models attracted the participation of 173 poor households and employed 370 labourers.-VNA