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Taiwan praised for anti-poverty work, demining in Vietnam

Staff Writer, with CNA

Taiwan’s contribution to an international effort to help Vietnam clear unexploded bombs and reduce poverty has won thanks, from a provincial government and farmers who have benefited from the program, officials said yesterday.

Wu Jung-chuan (吳榮泉), deputy chairman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ NGO Affairs Committee, said that since 2009, Taiwan has worked with the Humpty Dumpty Institute of the US in carrying out a poverty reduction, livelihood improvement and unexploded ordnance removal project in Quang Tri Province.

“With well-developed agriculture and a rich supply of farming experts, I believe Taiwan can help expand the project to benefit even more Vietnamese people,” Wu said.

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