Northern mountainous region strives to reduce poverty
The northern mountainous region set a goal of reducing its poverty rate by 2.5-3% annually between 2006 and 2010 at a Government-hosted conference discussing measures to boost the region's socio-economic development, held in Hanoi on March 30.
Success attracts foreign donors to Vietnam’s anti-poverty strategy
Vietnam has attracted around US$550 million in investment projects across the country through four Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) programmes and the number of donors supporting such programmes in Vietnam is increasing.
7 years after implementation of safe water and environment programme: Effective
A programme adopted by the prime minister on December 3, 1998 to provide rural people with safe water and environmental sanitation has given 62% of the rural population access to safe water.