An overview of the conference to review three-year implementation of Happiness programme (Source: quangtri.gov.vn)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The “Happiness programme” in central Quang Tri province funded by the Republic of Korea (RoK) has helped improve infrastructure and living conditions of locals, heard a conference to review three-year implementation of the programme on February 6.

The programme, developed under an agreement signed in May 2012 between Quang Tri and the Korean International Cooperation Agency in Vietnam (KOICA), has total investment of 11.6 million USD, of which the RoK provided 9.6 million USD in non-refundable aid.

It has been carried out from 2015-2018 in seven underdeveloped communes in the province, namely Vinh Thanh, Hai Thuong, Trieu Trach, Cam Thuy, Thuan, Mo O and Gio Phong, following the successful rural development model of the RoK’s New Villages Movement.

It focuses on human resources, healthcare development, public administration, new-style rural development and the environment.

After three years of implementation, the programme’s targets have been basically fulfilled, especially in new-style rural area building and poverty reduction.

Kim Jin Oh, managing director of the programme, expressed his hope that the programme will continue receiving support from local authorities for highly effiecient operation.-VNA