An 810,000 EUR project will be implemented in central Quang Tri province to encourage the local community’s participation in State budget management.

The project was launched at a conference on May 12 in Quang Tri by the provincial Women’s Union, the People’s Council and the Centre for Development and Integration.

The project, funded by the European Union, will be carried out from April 2015 to March 2018. In that time it aims to enhance awareness about the issue for more than 6,000 women and disadvantaged people living in six communes in Gio Linh and Hai Lang districts.

It also aims to strengthen the role, competency and responsibility of People’s Councils – which directly represents local residents - at all levels in supervising public budget usage.

Under the project, beneficiaries are expected to get deeper understanding about public budget collection and spending, and involve themselves in the process via local programmes on poverty reduction and development.

Meanwhile, People’s Committees at grassroots and provincial levels are to facilitate the practical participation of civil social and community organisations in the development of the public budget and monitoring the financing of social programmes.

Participants have suggested a number of approaches for the project implementation, including ranking the transparency of public budget users.-VNA