The OXFAM US has granted US 2,1 million for afforestation

Dec. 9 (VNA) -- The OXFAM US has granted VND 30 billion (USD 2.1 million) for planting 2,000 ha of cajeput in the Plain of Reeds (Dong Thap Muoi) in the southern province of Tien Giang.

In the first period of the project, local farmers will be granted funds to plant 120 ha of cajeput with an investment of VND 8 million per ha. At the same time, they will also benefit from a short-term credit programme to expand animal breeding, aquaculture and subsidiary food crops with an investment of VND 3 million per house-hold.

The new project will help local people to stabilize their life and improve the ecological system in the area.--VNA