Japan to Grant Vietnam $2.8M to Ease COVID-19 Impacts on Vulnerable People

The Japanese government will grant $2.8 million to Vietnam’s project on relieving COVID-19 negative impacts on vulnerable people, local media reported. The project was announced by the Vietnamese and Japanese governments and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on April 26 morning. The project is expected to enfold four fields, namely gender violence, enhanced quality of care for the elderly, sex and reproductive health, and assistance for Vietnamese laborers abroad returning home. It will be implemented between April 2021 and March 2022 in 14 localities, namely Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Lao Cai in the northern region, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Danang City, Quang Tri, Quang Nam in the central region, and An Giang, Can Tho, vinh Long, and HCMC in southern Vietnam by some relevant ministries and agencies. (Vietnam Plus, antt.vn, vietnamplus.vn)