The Japanese Government will provide non-refundable aid worth almost 123,000 USD to a project to support victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Tri.
Soldiers detecting bombs and mines in Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province. Photo: Quan Doi Nhan Dan
The aid contract was signed by Hideo Suzuki, charge d’affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, and Jeanne Samuel, Country Director at the US ’s Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) in Vietnam, in Hanoi on August 10.
Under the contract, the funding will be granted to farmers, single women and ethnic people involved in the project, helping them participate in mushroom growing to improve home economics.
Conducted by HDI in cooperation with Vietnam’s RENEW Project since 2010 through the joint programme called “Mushrooms with a Mission”, the project now sees the participation of 100 families in 15 communes in Trieu Phong and Cam Lo districts.