Hanoi continues implementing School Milk Program (06:09 09/08/2019)


HNP - The Department of Education and Training on August 6 held a conference to sum up the School Milk Program for the 2018-2019 school year, and roll out the program for the one of 2019-2020. 


Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy presents awards to units having great contributions to the program.


The event saw the attendance of Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy. 
 
The School Milk Program has been implemented at all kindergartens and primary schools throughout Hanoi on January 2, 2019 with the consent of parents. 
 
In the first year, the Vietnam Dairy Product JSC (Vinamilk) was chosen as a supplier of milk basing on public bidding results.
 
Joining the program, the children receive a 180ml box of fresh milk at their school daily. The State and supplier subsidize  53% for the value of a milk box while the children’s family contributed 47% of the cost.
 
Especially, the program provides fresh milk boxes to students who are living in poor and near-poor families, and those in ethnic minority groups and policy beneficiaries.
 
According to the statistics by the Department of Education and Training, Hanoi has successfully carried out the School Milk Program according to the Prime Minister’s decision. 
 
Particularly, by the end of the 2018-2019 school year, more than one million children in kindergartens and primary schools in Hanoi joined the school milk program, equivalent to 87.7%.
 
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy speaks at the conference.
 
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy appreciated the drastic implementation of departments, sectors and localities as well as the outcomes of the programs. 
Apart from the achievements, he also pointed out shortcomings during the implementation. 
 
The Vice Chairman asked the sector of education and training to strengthen the communication on the gram under diversified ways. 
 
He also underlined the need to maintain inspection on food safety and hygiene and environmental protection as guided by the health sector. 

By Tran Huong


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