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President hails programme to donate cows to poor people

Update: August, 15/2014 - 09:00
President Truong Tan Sang hailed the "Cows for the Poor" initiative at the granting ceremony yesterday, saying it would help improve living standards.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

LANG SON (VNS) — As many as 50 cows were donated to poor households in the northern province of Lang Son as part of a programme to reduce poverty in local border areas.

President Truong Tan Sang hailed the "Cows for the Poor" initiative at the granting ceremony yesterday, saying it would help improve living standards.

The programme plans to give 36,000 cows to poor households in 11 northern border provinces by October 2016.

The programme is being carried out by the Border Guard High Command, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Central Committee of Viet Nam Red Cross Society, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viettel telecommunications group, the State Bank of Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies. — VNS

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