The Vietnamese Government has given priority to the National Program on clean water and environmental hygiene in the 2012-2015 period.
Vietnam will cooperate with regional countries in controlling the H5N1 bird flu epidemic.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is coordinating with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to host the Sixth International Conference on Community-based Adaptation (CBA6) in Hanoi from April 19-22.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held an annual conference on October 24 for the Government and donors to review the implementation of the National Target Program for Rural Water and Sanitation (NTP3).
The Luxembourg-funded project on rural development has benefited local people in Quang Dien district of central Thua Thien-Hue province.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will continue to assist Vietnam in poverty reduction and sustainable agriculture production, said FAO Representative in Vietnam Yuriko Shoji.
Investment needs to be priotised for agriculture and rural development as part of a strategy for national industrialisation and modernisation during the process of international integration.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is putting into action the national target programme to develop new rural areas following the Prime Minister’s direction.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a five-year plan to develop Vietnam’s rural areas.
The 6th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Poverty Reduction and Rural Development took place in Hanoi on May 27.
The government of Luxembourg will provide EUR6 million for the third phase of a rural development project in the western part of central Nghe An province.