World Vision to launch USD-8-million-development projects in Quang Tri
The World Vision International (WVI) in Vietnam will launch development projects worth nearly USD 8 million in its non-refundable aid in the central province of Quang Tri from 2018 to 2022.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Under a cooperation agreement signed with the provincial People’s Committee on October 26, the regional development programme worth over USD 5.3 million will offer child protection, nutrition and health care, especially for vulnerable children.
Meanwhile, the 2.6 million USD micro-finance programme will provide credit, savings and insurance for locals to expand production and trade.
From 2017-2019, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the WVI in the Republic of Korea, via the WVI in Vietnam, granted a fund of nearly USD 1 million to the province’s Trieu Phong district to develop a value chain of natural farming-based produce.
The project benefited 1,000 poor households in five communes of Trieu Trung, Trieu Tai, Trieu Son, Trieu Trach and Trieu Thuong, thereby increasing farmers’ income.
World Vision, a Christian relief and development humanitarian organization, started working in Vietnam with emergency relief assistance in 1988 and opened an office in Hanoi in 1990.
Since 1990, World Vision has implemented many relief and development programs, partnering with the Vietnamese government, other non-governmental organizations and communities. World Vision's long-term development programs are currently operated in 37 districts of 14 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam./.