Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Central Viet Nam focus of rural infrastructure project

A $168.2 million project is intended to improve rural infrastructure and raise the standard of living in one of Viet Nam’s poorest regions, All Headline News reported Thursday.

“Poverty in Vietnam is a rural phenomenon, focused to a large extent on the more isolated central and northern regions of the country. It especially affects ethnic minorities,” said Ahsan Tayyab, senior natural resources economist of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Southeast Asia Department.

ADB and Viet Nam have prioritized 13 provinces in Central Viet Nam, where deteriorating infrastructure has limited access to markets, irrigation water, and public services.

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