The project, agreements for which were signed by Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas, will be implemented in Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Kon Tum, with a grant of €3 million (US$3.2 million).

The People’s Committees of the three provinces are responsible for implementing the project in three years.

The project’s objective is strengthening citizen-government engagement as a means of promoting more transparent, accountable and responsive local governance with improved service delivery and increased levels of citizen satisfaction.

It also aims to make all citizens of Vietnam indirect beneficiaries through benefiting from the knowledge products, lessons learned, good practices generated in the province and beyond its boundaries, as well as through the dialogue strengthened at policy levels with regard to the issue of citizen-government interactions.

According to the press release, immediate beneficiaries of the project include People’s Committees and People’s Councils at the provincial, district and commune levels as well as participating line agencies (including home affairs, planning and investment, justice, and finance) who will benefit from the technical assistance and capacity building support provided under the project.

Another object of beneficiary is the Vietnamese Fatherland Front members and members of mass organizations at the provincial, district and commune levels who will benefit from organizational development and capacity building support which will enable them to better perform their core functions.

Citizens of selected communes or districts where the project will be implemented are also beneficiaries.

Tuoi Tre News - November 15, 2016