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Rice to be handed out to poor households

Update: March, 23/2013 - 10:04

Nearly 1,500 tonnes of rice from the national reserve will be distributed to poor households in northern mountainous Lang Son and Dien Bien provinces while they are between crops.—Illustrative image/file Photo

HA NOI – Nearly 1,500 tonnes of rice from the national reserve will be distributed to poor households in northern mountainous Lang Son and Dien Bien provinces while they are between crops.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered Dien Bien and Lang Son would receive 1,051 and 320 tonnes of rice respectively. There are an estimated 13,000 poor households in Dien Bien and 3,000 in Lang Son.

Local authorities would distribute the rice.

In January, the Vietnamese Government provided 19,000 tonnes of rice to 12 provinces to support the poor during the Lunar New Year and between crops. -- VNS

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