(HBO) - Bui Van Khanh, Vice Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, on June 21 hosted a delegation of Ireland led by Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the Department of Health.


Bui Van Khanh, Vice Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, receives Anne Rabbitte, Irish Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the Department of Health.

During the meeting, Khanh briefed the guest on active results of projects funded by the Irish government in Hoa Binh, saying that those have contributed to promoting socio-economic development and sustainable poverty reduction, and ensuring social security in the locality.

He thanked the Irish government for its assistance to Hoa Binh, showing his hope that the Irish government will continue to support the province in promoting socio-economic development and improving livelihoods and incomes for residents in disadvantaged and remote areas.

For her part, Rabbitte congratulated Hoa Binh on its achievements in implementing poverty reduction programmes and projects in recent years, especially during the time of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said that her visit to Hoa Binh aims to further enhance cooperation with the locality, towards realising the target of poverty reduction of Hoa Binh, especially in ethnic minority areas.

On the occasion, the Irish delegation made field trips to a number of places in Da Bac district.

Hoa Binh received 79.3 billion VND (over 3.4 million USD) in aids from the Irish government in the 2017 – 2020 period. The money was used to invest in 66 transport works, four irrigation projects and one school in the districts of Kim Boi, Da Bac, Lac Son, Yen Thuy, Tan Lac and Mai Chau, benefiting 10,000 local households.


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