New Zealand supports Vinh Long’s natural disaster response
  • | VOV | November 01, 2013 11:05 AM
New Zealand will provide US$500,000 for Vinh Long province to implement its “Livelihood Improvement for Building Resilient Communities-LIBRE” project.

The LIBRE project will be funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help Trung Thanh, Hieu Phung, Vinh Xuan and Thich Thien communes achieve sustainable growth and cope with the impact of natural disasters on local people in four years (2013-2017).

At the launch ceremony on October 30, New Zealand Ambassador Haike Manning said as many as 30,000 local people will directly benefit from the project through disaster risk mitigation activities and 2,000 people from livelihood and credit improvement models.

In the 2012-2013 period, New Zealand already provided around NZD12 million in official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam, mainly in education, human resources development, agricultural production and natural disaster risk management.

Each year, it offers around 30 post-graduate scholarships for Vietnamese students.

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