The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi announced the provision of basic support to poor and vulnerable households in Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces for the prevention of COVID-19.
The Fund for the Poor of Hanoi received over 7.2 billion VND (309,600 USD) from organisations and individuals at a ceremony held in the capital city Hanoi on October 15 to launch the Month for the Poor.
More than 1.62 million poor households and welfare policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans worth over 54.9 trillion VND (2.36 billion USD) in the first nine months of 2019, up 6.15 trillion VND compared to the same period last year.
Hanoi is striving to have no households living under the poverty line by the end of this year.
More than 1.15 million poor households and policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans in the first half of 2019, according to the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP).
Local authorities need to learn more about the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty and offer solutions to reduce the poverty rate in Ho Chi Minh City, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Thi Dung said at a workshop on sustainable poverty reduction held on May 22.
The northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien has seen strong progress in poverty reduction with more than 3,800 households escaping poverty in 2018.
More than 797 tonnes of rice from the national reserves have been granted to poor households in the central province of Ninh Thuan from January 24-26 ahead of the (Tet) Lunar New Year holiday.
Close to 6.7 million poor households and policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans worth over 62 trillion VND (2.66 billion USD) in 2018.
The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) will bring light to more than 16,000 poor households and policy beneficiaries’ families nationwide in December through providing them with free reparation and installation of electricity supply systems.
At the end of 2017, the percentage of poor households nationwide stood at 6.7, down 1.53 percent compared to the same period the previous year, said Vice Chairman of the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs Phan Van Hung on August 14.
Localities in the Central and Central Highlands regions have been allocated over VND718 trillion (nearly US$31.1 billion) under the Programme 135 in 2018, according to Nguyen Xuan Duc, head of the Department of Locality II under the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs.
Vietnamese enterprises operating in Cambodia have presented gift packages through the Association of Khmer-Vietnam in Cambodia to 100 poor households, including overseas Vietnamese and Cambodian families.
Poor households in the Mekong Delta provinces of Ca Mau and Ben Tre will be provided with disaster-resilient houses funded by Tan Dai Hung Plastic JSC.
The south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa aims to reduce the number of poor households by 1.2% in 2018.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on January 24 visited and presented gifts to poor households and policy beneficiaries in the central province of Ha Tinh ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the country’s biggest national holidays.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man visited and presented gifts to poor households and welfare policy beneficiaries in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang and city of Can Tho on January 20, ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
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President Tran Dai Quang attended the National Solidarity Festival 2017 in Tan Hung commune, Lang Giang district of the northern province of Bac Giang.
The Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) recently held a policy dialogue in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to support poor households to develop production.