Foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have provided 79.2 million USD in aid for the central province of Thua Thien Hue since 2003, helping improve the living conditions for local people through a large number of social projects.

A seminar in the province on December 2 heard that in the first ten months of this year, NGOs earmarked a total assistance of 3.5 million USD for the locality through 48 projects, of which 2.9 million USD was disbursed, equivalent to 92 percent of the same period last year’s figure.

NGOs assist Thua Thien Hue in preserving heritage. (Photo for illustration)

Since 2003, Thua Thien Hue has licensed 115 overseas NGOs, including 51 in America and 43 in Europe. Their aid has gone to agricultural and rural development, climate change adaptation, human resources development and job generation, education, healthcare, unexploded ordnance clearance, heritage preservation, community development and credit.

With the participation of representatives from 22 global NGOs operating in the locality, the seminar focused on how to boost cooperation between state management agencies and the locality’s partners in mobilising aid from NGOs in 2015-2020.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung spoke of foreign NGOs’ support for socio-economic development and poverty reduction in Thua Thien-Hue, especially in remote areas.

He said that the local authorities always pay attention to mobilising aid from NGOs and vow to manage and use the source in a reasonable and effective way.

Source: VNA