The southern province of An Giang and its neighbouring Cambodian provinces of TaKeo and Kandal on January 3 inked a deal on jointly combating social vices and cross-border trafficking of women and children from 2014-2018.

The deal specifies that the Women’s Associations of these localities will work together in popularising knowledge on how to deal with traffickers along with sharing experiences in combating social vices.

In 2014, An Giang will grant scholarships to girls from poor families in TaKeo and Kandal, provide medical check-ups for poor women in Kandal and organise a seminar on prevention and combating human trafficking at the border commune of Vinh Gia, Tri Ton district.

The involved localities will hold a conference to review these activities in turn every year.

An Giang has teamed up with TaKeo and Kandal since 2007 in carrying out a project to fight human trafficking and support victims in border provinces funded by the Asian Foundation.

The province has so far received 11 people who were trafficked to Cambodia and helped them integrate into the community.

It offered 70 scholarships to children and provided medical check-ups for 3,300 poor women in the neighbouring Cambodian localities.-VNA