17/04/2015 09:37 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Over 333 billion VND invested to develop central rural areas

Phu Yen, April 16 (VNA)- The central province of Phu Yen is carrying out the second phase of the Integrated Rural Development Sector Project in Central Provinces with an investment of 333 billion USD (15.5 million USD) sourced though loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and corresponding provincial capital.

The locality is carrying out four sub-projects, including upgrading a 19.5-kilometre irrigational system and 24.5-kilometre embankment road; building a 9.1-kilometre road and anti-salinity dyke in An Cu, An Hiep and An Hoa communes and upgrading Suoi Coi dam.

The projects aims to improve resident livelihoods through enhancing access to agricultural infrastructure, creating job opportunities and reducing natural disaster impacts.

Earlier, the ADB and the French Agency for Development (AFD) provided loans worth over 202 billion VND (9.4 million USD) to the province to improve agricultural infrastructure, contributing to the locality’s implementation of the National Target Programme on building new-style rural areas.