The southern province of Soc Trang has started a project worth 287 billion VND (13.5 million USD) to expand the scale of dairy cow breeding.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Tri said that the project aims to raise the number of cows from 4,700 to about 17,800 by 2020, creating jobs for more than 6,000 labourers.

By 2020, more than 80 percent of households breeding dairy cows will have waste treatment systems in order to reduce environmental pollution.

In recent years, the breeding of dairy cows in Soc Trang province has helped many households escape from poverty and improve their living standards.-VNA