The Kon Tum provincial People’s Committee on Feb. 24 hosted a conference to review a project between the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and the United Nations organisations for the 2007 – 2011 period.

The ongoing project, entitled “Increasing capacity of planning and implementing socio-economic development plans and providing basic social services in Kon Tum province”, was organised by the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam, the United Nations Children’s Fund in Vietnam and the provincial People’s Committee.

The Vietnamese Government contributed 0.5 million USD to the project worth 5.5 million USD, which was implemented in Dak Ha and Tumo Rong districts.

From now until 2016, the project will continue to increase capacity in creating socio-economic development plans and preparing local budget estimates, improving quality of healthcare services for children and reproductive health services for adolescents, as well as engage in activities to prevent injuries among children and ensure environmental hygiene in medical stations.

Additionally, it also contributes to promoting primary education in line with ensuring hygiene and preventing injuries, and building protection networks on issues related to children, especially AIDS./.