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A development support programme for impoverished people in the Mekong Delta city of Tra Vinh was launched by the municipal People’s Committee and ActionAid Vietnam (AAV) in the locality on September 23.

It was the third locality in Tra Vinh province to benefit from the AAV’s support programme.

Head Representative of the AAV Hoang Phuong Thao said the programme will be implemented at a total cost of 2 to 4 billion VND (91,000 USD- 182,000 USD) annually in Long Duc commune, ward 8 and ward 9 of the city.

It aims to eradicate poverty and improve the livelihoods of ethnic women and children with top priorities including sustainable agriculture development, building a solid community to aid the impoverished and vulnerable, as well as responding to natural calamities and climate change, she stated. 

The programme will be carried out over three years with the possibility of extension up to 10 years, depending on its capacity and efficiency.

In 2002, AAV sponsored a similar programme for the province’s Cau Ngang district, helping improve residential livelihoods and contributing to socio-economic development. 

ActionAid, an international organisation, has worked with over 15 million people in 45 countries towards a world free from poverty and injustice.-VNA