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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA web site
Hanoi, 2 July: Vietnam will pour 44 trillion dong into its national programme targeting poverty alleviation over the next five years, up 3 trillion dong as compared to the 2001-2005 period.
This was agreed upon at a national seminar on the poverty alleviation programme being jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi on 1 and 2 July.
The government has approved new criteria for a household to be classified as "poor" under which households that …