The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Son La has decided to provide more than 3,300 tonnes of rice to 44,485 local students in 293 schools in 11 poor districts.

Accordingly, the students, mostly from the districts of Song Ma, Muong La, Bac Yen and Thuan Chau, will receive 15 kilograms of rice every month each for the first five months of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The rice will be delivered before January 20, 2014.

Son La has nearly 800 schools in 11 mountainous districts, including five poor ones with nearly 300,000 students, 80 percent of them are from ethnic minority groups.-VNA