[hepr-vn] FR-WB: PM OKs $100M WB Loan for Poverty Reduction in North
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Subject: [vnnews-l] FR-WB: PM OKs $100M WB Loan for Poverty Reduction in North
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 23:22:35 -0700
From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
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Vietnam News Briefs: Culture & Society: Vietnam PM OKs $100M WB Loan for
Poverty Reduction in North Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - Monday, July 6,
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, July 06, 2009 Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
has approved a $100 million loan from the World Bank to implement the second
stage of a poverty reduction project in Vietnam's northern mountainous
region in the next fiscal year, state media said Monday.
Of that fund, the Ministry of Planning and Investment will allocate $14.8
million to the project which will be carried out in Lao Cai, Son La, Dien
Bien, Hoa Binh and Yen Bai provinces.
In the first stage, the project, which began in 2002 in Phu Tho, Lao Cai,
Yen Bai, Son La, Hoa Binh and Bac Giang provinces with $110 million in WB
loans, benefited 70,000 locals.
(Gov't website, Thanh Nien Daily, The People July 6 p1) Copyright 2009
Vietnam News Briefs
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