|Tiền Giang Province has begun a project to help women own and operate their own startup businesses.— VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
TIỀN GIANG— The Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang has launched a project called “Supporting women start-ups in the 2018-2025 period” with the aim of reducing poverty and ensuring social security.
Beneficiaries are women who have business ideas and want to own and operate their own businesses.
Lê Văn Nghĩa, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said the project was designed to spark creativity among women and meet the State targets for enterprise development and gender equality in business fields.
The province aims to support 200 female startup projects by 2025, with five cooperatives managed by women.
The project is being carried out by the provincial Women’s Union, with total investment of VNĐ3.5 billion from the State budget.
Nguyễn Thị Kim Phượng, chairwoman of the union, said the union had annually organised a day to offer consultation and training to women on legal issues, branding, and other business topics.
The project’s two stages are from 2018 to 2020, and from 2020 to 2025.
Every year, the province will work with agencies to create plans and evaluate the progress of the project.— VNS