Socio-economic development and sustainable poverty reduction programs for ethnic minorities

Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong speaks at the seminar. (Photo: Nhan Dan News)

In her opening remarks, Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the NA Tong Thi Phong said that at its eighth session, the 14th NA issued Resolution No. 88 on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas from 2021-2030, assigning the Government to design a national target program on the field.

This has further affirmed the Party, NA and Government’s care for ethnic minorities, serving as a big driving force for them in the cause of sustainable poverty reduction and socio-economic development, she emphasized.

Highlighting the three provinces’ huge potential and important strategic position in terms of socio-economic, foreign affairs, defence, security and ecological aspects, the NA Vice Chairwoman stated that to successfully the NA’s resolution, from now until 2030, focus should be placed on tackling the shortage of residential land, housing, production land and daily-life water; planning, arranging and stabilizing residents in necessary places; and developing agro-forestry production as well as bringing into play local advantages to promote commodity production according to value chains.

She stressed the need to increase investment in essential infrastructure serving production and daily life in ethnic minority and mountainous areas; pay attention to developing education-training and improving the quality of human resources; preserve and promote the fine traditional cultural values of ethnic minorities in association with tourism development; and care for people's health and improve the health and stature of the ethnic minority people.

NA Vice Chairwoman Phong suggested that participants discuss measures to mobilie resources, make proper investments, and ensure publicity and transparency in the allocation and use of funding for ethnic minority and mountainous areas.

At the seminar, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs presented VND900 million (USD38,740) towards encouraging poor students in the three provinces to overcome difficulties and attain good academic performances./.


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