The hanoitimes- A gathering of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was held in HCM City on April 26 by the HCM City Union of Friendship Organisations. It aimed to share experiences and review the activities of NGOs in the City’s socio-economic development process.
To date, 135 NGOs from the Asia Pacific region, Europe and Africa have been licensed to operate in HCM City.
Last year, the HCM City People’s Committee approved 13 projects and the receiving of 160 aid packages worth nearly US$39 million, of which more than US$15.8 million have been disbursed.
The aid packages were mostly spent on HIV/AIDS prevention and control (accounting for 48 percent of the total), healthcare (26 percent), and the remainder for rural development, poverty reduction, education, vocational training, social affairs and environmental protection.
In the first quarter of this year alone, the City adopted two projects and received 20 non-project aid packages valued at US$ 8.3 million.
On the occasion, the HCM City People’s Committee and the City’s Union of Friendship Organisations presented the badges of HCM City to 40 individuals and collectives from NGOs