3,000 Families in Vinh Long to Escape Poverty Trap This Year

As many as 3,000 families in Vinh Long province are expected to escape poverty trap this year, the province’s Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs department said, adding the poverty rate will be cut to 7.4% from 8.6% during the year. The province has held 25 vocational training courses for 750 poor people at a cost of VND500 million and provided VND200 billion in loans for 47,000 poor families an spent VND10 billion to build 1,285 houses.