Japan helps Lai Chau’s young ethnic people to thrive
VGP - A Japan-sponsored project on economic empowerment for young ethnic minority people in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau has entered its third year.
The project, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Plan International Japan, is carried out in Phong Tho district, with investments of VND3.1 billion (US$132,000) for the first year (from March 2021-February 2022), and VND4.9 billion for the second (from March 2022-February 2023).
Meanwhile, an additional VND3.5 billion will be used for the third year from March 2023 to February 2024, with a focus on building a facility and supporting equipment for a community learning center in Dao San commune; and organizing training on cultivation, animal husbandry, business administration in food processing for youth union members.
Otsuka Mitsuru, First Secretary at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasized that the project started in 2021 with the goal of building a favorable environment for young ethnic minorities in Lai Chau to increase their incomes from livelihood activities, without being constrained by traditional local customs, knowledge, and techniques./.