U.S. funds 4 projects for development

The U.S. Embassy signed Sep.14 four grants totaling over US$46,000 with Vietnamese groups that will implement projects to promote and enhance socio-economic development in Vietnam.

A grant of nearly $20,000 was awarded to the Center for Education Promotion and Empowerment of Women (CEPEW) which will implement a project in two communes in Thanh Hoa Province to enhance the accountability of local authorities for their services and empower citizens to participate in the local political process to implement socio-economic development for the community.

The Center for Support of Social Development Programs (CSDP) was funded with more than $15,000 for a project in two communes in Thai Nguyen Province which are most affected by a highway project and some industrial zone projects. 

The other two grants of $11,000 were awarded to the Research Center for Human & Citizen’s Rights under the Hanoi National University of Vietnam, and a group of returned Fulbrighters and Humphrey fellows who studied journalism in the U.S.

By Uyen Phuong

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