Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s cabinet on February 25 approved a aid package worth 3.12 billion THB (98.3 million USD) to support farmers hurt by prolonged drought. The package will benefit more than 530,000 eligible farmers in 19 provinces, said deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhanadirek. Sponsored by the central budget, it covers five projects including a scheme to promote farmers growing crops that use less water, another to maintain the quality and volume of rice production, and one to promote farmers raising tilapia and poultry, she noted. The scheme to promote farmers growing crops that use less water is estimated to cost 348 million THB, while another to maintain the quality and volume of rice for the 2020 – 2021 crop year will cost 1.74 billion THB, she added. Some 260 million THB of the total budget will go to promote farmers raising tilapia and the remaining budget will be allocated to promote farmers raising poultry and freshwater prawn to generate … [Read more...] about Thailand approves aid package to help drought-hit farmers
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A section of the HCMC-Trung Luong expressway in Tan An, the capital city of Long An Province in Mekong Delta region. Vietnam needs US$110 billion to fund its infrastructure projects between 2021 and 2025 – PHOTO: BAO GIAO THONG HCMC – Vietnam should prioritize official development assistance (ODA) for its financial sector so that State-owned enterprises managing important projects can access affordable financing, according to an expert with the Asian Development Bank. … [Read more...] about ODA should be used to improve Vietnam’s financial sector: ADB expert
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