As per the Prime Minister’s decision on providing free rice to students in disadvantaged districts in the academic year 2014-2015, the Ministry of Finance supplied 65,741,602 kilogram rice worth VND664 billion (US$ 29.9 million).
482,000 students in 49 difficult cities and provinces were provided with rice. Rice was supplied to kitchens in schools to cook for students.
The rice supporting program has been implemented effectively for years.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh asked the Ministry of Finance, related agencies and local administrations to continue providing rice to students in disadvantaged districts in the academic year 2015-2016.