Monday, November 22, 2004

NGO aid to Vietnam reported

More than $9 million from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has been poured into Can Tho City over the last decade to build medical clinics, schools and clean water wells, and have also supplied free medical equipment, according to Can Tho City authorities. This news follows a two-day conference in Can Tho to discuss NGO aid.

Speaking at the conference deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Van Bang said that between 1993 and 2003, overseas NGOs "gave Vietnam more than US$800 million in aid, offering significant assistance to poor people, ethnic minorities, and women and children who live in the country's rural and remote areas." (VNA Nov. 18).


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