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Pilot project provides social benefits via post office

Update: July, 08/2015 - 14:14
A poor family in Quang Binh District of northen Ha Giang Province. The poor people and social assistance beneficiaries of Ha Giang, Quang Nam, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces will receive financial support via the post office. — Photo dbnd.hagiang.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The poor people and social assistance beneficiaries of Ha Giang, Quang Nam, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces will receive financial support via the post office.

This scheme is part of a pilot project that was launched at the beginning of July. The World Bank-funded project to strengthen the social assistance system in Viet Nam is being implemented by the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry to reduce poverty in a sustained manner.

The project will benefit poor families, social support beneficiaries,

and ethnic and minority households with children who are in high school or live in areas that are not linked to the national electricity network.

The eligible beneficiaries can register for financial support at the communal People's Committee and receive aid at the communal post office of the area where they live. They will also get parenting advice from the mass media and local project collaborators.

Local social officers will also benefit, with simplification of processes and the associated reduction in workload. The programme's administrators at the provincial and the central level will improve their ability to monitor programme implementation and support for policy formulation. — VNS

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