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Australia sponsors central provinces

Update: October, 01/2013 - 11:00
The projects include a concrete bridge in Ninh Thuan, an alum water-processing system in Binh Thuan, and a water treatment plant in Khanh Hoa Province.—File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Australian Government has provided VND545 million (US$25,817) for three small-scale projects in the central provinces of Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa.

The projects include a concrete bridge in Ninh Thuan, an alum water-processing system in Binh Thuan, and a water treatment plant in Khanh Hoa Province.

The three initiatives are among 13 projects in the southern provinces funded with a total of AUD145,000 ($137,982) from the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) in the financial year 2012-2013.

The projects cover a range of areas such as community health, education and small-scale infrastructure.

DAP is a small, flexible grants programme for development activities, which aims to reduce hardship in low-income communities in the southern provinces in Viet Nam.

Applications to the Australian Consulate General for grants under the 2013-2014 DAP will close on October 11. — VNS

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