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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided one million USD to fund three projects aimed at helping the disabled in Da Nang to access health services and acquire essential work skills in order to successfully seek jobs.

The US ambassador to Vietnam , Michael Michalak and representatives of the People’s Committee of central Da Nang city and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment attended a launching ceremony for the projects in the city on Oct. 29.

The sum is part of a three-million-USD budget approved by the US congress to process dioxins and to provide adequate medical assistance to those affected.

The rest of the money will be used to fund dioxin processing activities in Da Nang city.

The projects will be implemented by the East Meets West Foundation, Save the Children and Vietnam Assistance to the Handicapped organisations.

Addressing the ceremony, the US diplomat said his country will do whatever it can to help disabled Vietnamese people to gain access to social services, improve their knowledge and skills and improve their working situations.

Since 1989, USAID has assisted with a number of humanitarian programmes to help improve standards of living for Vietnamese with disabilities and enable them to integrate into the community.

To date, USAID has donated 200 million USD to humanitarian and development activities in Vietnam.

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