The Department of Information and communication of Mekong Delta Soc Trang province have reviewed the outcomes of the “ Improving Computer Usage and Public Internet Access in Vietnam” project.

Director of the department Vo Thanh Quang said over the past two years of implementation (2012-2014), the project has enabled local people, including those in poor and remote areas, to use computers and access the internet to find relevant and useful information relating to their production and business.

It has helped improve standard of living among the local people, narrowing the development gaps between rural and urban areas.

The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is being carried out in five years from 2011 in 40 provinces and cities across the country. The project is divided into three phases with the aim of installing computers in libraries and setting up public internet access points.

Soc Trang is among 12 localities in phase I.-VNA