Hanoi (VNA) - National
Assembly (NA) deputies heard
a proposal and a verification report on the national target programme on socio-economic
development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas for
2021-2030, during the on-going ninth session of the 14th NA on the morning
of May 28.
The report noted that the programme is to contribute to rapidly and
sustainably spurring socio-economic development in such regions.
It is also to fulfill targets on national defence and security, foreign
affairs, environmental protection, and building a strong political system at
the grassroots level.
Under the programme, socio-economic infrastructure in these regions will
have improved by the end of 2025 and the pressing issues faced by ethnic
minority and disadvantaged groups been addressed, with more than 16,100
households targeted for inclusion.
Every effort will be made to create ways to earn a living and stabilise the
lives of ethnic minority groups in 382 border communes and to raise average
annual per capita income among these groups by more than two times as
compared to 2020.
The annual rate of poor households in these regions is projected to fall by
more than 3 percent.
By 2030, average annual per capita income among these groups is to be half
of the national figure, while the poverty rate is to fall to less than 10
percent. Seventy percent of ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous
communes will be recognised as new-style rural areas.
The Government estimates total funding for the programme at more than 137
trillion VND (5.8 billion USD) for 2021-2025 and 134 trillion VND for
Given the huge sums involved, lawmakers suggested prioritising the
livelihoods and living standards of ethnic minority groups and essential
infrastructure while preparing a feasibility project for the programme.
During programme implementation, attention should be paid to preserving
traditional cultures in these regions, they said.
Do Van Chien, Head of the NA Committee for Ethnic
Minority Affairs, explained that the programme is divided into 10 projects.
During the drafting of the feasibility project, the Government will assign
tasks in specific projects to ministries and agencies, he added./.