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Citizens benefit from cash transfer plan

Update: April, 20/2016 - 11:39
Some 292,000 disadvantaged people in the four provinces of Hà Giang, Quảng Nam, Lâm Đồng and Trà Vinh have benefited from a cash transfer programme that has been trialled for nearly a year.— Photo baodansinh.vn

HCM CITY — Some 292,000 disadvantaged people in the four provinces of Hà Giang, Quảng Nam, Lâm Đồng and Trà Vinh have benefited from a cash transfer programme that has been trialled for nearly a year.

Organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, under the auspices of the World Bank and UNICEF, the US$62.5 million Social Assistance System Strengthening Project seeks to strengthen social welfare by improving management and service delivery.

Đặng Kim Chung, the programme director, said the target is to provide better support to disadvantaged people, seek more support from society and ensure transparency in delivery of social welfare.

Over 90 per cent of cash transfers have been successfully made using the postal system, reducing the pressure on management and ensuring transparency.

To draft a national document, the project co-operates with the National Office on Poverty Reduction, Department of Social Protection and the country’s 63 cities and provinces to get information on poor households and people dependent on social support every month.

The information is expected to be collected by July.

The project also seeks to develop a team of collaborators, with over 6,000 of them working in 690 communes in the four provinces.

A hot line has been set up at 18001567 to support beneficiaries. — VNS

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