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UNDP backs USD 300

UNDP backs USD 300,000 to Binh Thuan in favor of dragon fruit cooperatives

BTO – Delegates from the United Nations Development Projects (UNDP) arrived in Binh Thuan province on July 16th morning. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Tuan Phong and leaders of relevant agencies welcomed the delegation.

The working session turned around the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and proposals for supports from the local cooperatives of dragon fruit in the upcoming time.

At the event

At the meeting, Mr. Duong Van Hung- an official of UNDP said that: from now until the end of 2020, the UNDP will provide a non-fundable support of USD 300,000 for as many as 10 cooperatives of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan province. Accordingly, the Priority is placed orderly from the poor, near-poor and ethnic minorities, etc.

Binh Thuan dragon fruit

On the other hand, the support must rely on the business and production plans, and priority activities to revive the dragon fruit production after Covid-19 epidemic. Initially, the delegation made fact-finding surveys at some dragon fruit cooperatives in Ham Thuan Nam and Ham Thuan Bac districts. Besides, some cooperatives expect to reach the supports of marketing and GobalGAP certificates, etc.

Addressing the meeting, Vice Chairman Phong thanked the attention and support from the UNDP, saying that the locality would ensure the criteria and transparent distribution of the backing amount as stipulated.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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