Vinh Phuc province receives additional aid from foreign NGOs (Photo: VNA)

 

Vinh Phuc (VNA) – The northern province of Vinh Phuc will create optimal conditions for foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs), businesses and individuals to support its disadvantaged localities and needy people.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Duy Thanh made the pledge at a conference on foreign aid promotion hosted by the committee on August 22.

According to Thanh, to raise the efficiency of foreign aid mobilisation, local authorities have devised plans and policies to facilitate NGOs’ projects in the province.

Vinh Phuc has also enhanced monitoring and regular assessments to ensure assistance efficiency, while working with other localities in aid mobilisation and management, he added.

At the conference, sponsors vowed to provide more than 1.4 million USD for NGO projects to be carried out in the locality in 2019.

A total 13 NGOs from many countries are operating in the province, including those from the US, the Republic of Korea, France, Japan, the UK and India.

The organisations have launched projects with total assistance exceeding 720,000 USD, mostly in social issues, urgent aid, capacity development and improvement, microfinance and environmental protection. Major projects include one to offer prosthetic legs to disabled people and another to support Agent Orange/dioxin victims.

In the first seven months of 2018, three more organisations conducted research for their development plans in the province, while six new projects are awaiting approval. They include projects in sustainable agricultural value chain development for small-sized farmer households, support for senior citizens and healthcare solutions.-VNA