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Australia steps up direct aid

Update: July, 26/2013 - 11:08

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Australian government has funded 13 projects in 10 provinces in southern Viet Nam with AUD145,000 (US$132,700) through its Direct Aid Programme (DAP) for the 2012-13 financial year.

The Australian consulate-general's office in HCM City said in a statement that the funding provided assistance across a range of areas, including community health, education and small-scale infrastructure projects.

It said the funding was in addition to the larger-scale aid projects in Viet Nam funded by the Australian government, whose aid to Viet Nam in the financial year totalled approximately AUD153.1 million (US$140.1 million). — VNS

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