Over US $3 pledged for rural development between 2006-2010
16:54 | 30/05/2012

VGP – Foreign partners pledged to provide US $3.34 billion in official development assistance for Vietnam’s agriculture and rural development and poverty reduction during the 2006-2010 period.

The committed funding accounted for 16.21% of the total received official development assistance for Vietnam.

Of the pledged figure, US $2.65 billion was disbursed, equivalent to 79.34%.

Official development assistance has effectively contributed to reducing poverty rate in rural areas and supporting Vietnam to achieve its commitment of halving the number of poor households by 2015.

By Khanh Phuong

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