As many as 2,331 communes in 49 cities and provinces nationwide will benefit from the Government’s poverty reduction programme (known as Programme 135) in 2014 and 2015.

The figure sees two communes less than the list specifying extremely poor, border communes and others approved in the Prime Minister’s Decision 2405/QD-TTG dated December 10, 2013.

Under Decision 595/QD/TTg freshly issued to adjust Decision 2405, 2,295 communes will receive investment sourced from the State budget.

The rest of 36 communes of Hanoi and provinces of Vinh Phuc, Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa and Ba Ria-Vung Tau will have investment stemming from local budgets.-VNA