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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – Nearly 20,000 disadvantaged students in the central province of Thanh Hoa will receive rice support in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year as decided by the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

Rice will be allocated to 246 primary, secondary and high schools in the locality.

Each student will be supported with 15 kilos of rice per month for four months.

Earlier, the province provided over 1,470 tonnes of rice for 19,643 students in 244 schools in the province in the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Tens of thousands of students in the province’s mountainous areas are living with difficult conditions. Rice support programme helps reduce economic pressure on the students, their families and schools while improving students’ health and education quality.

The move is also significant to ensuring social order, stabilising local livelihoods and developing the economy in disadvantaged areas. -VNA