Workshop looks into socio-economic development in northern midland, mountainous regions

The State, Government, ministries, agencies and localities should further consolidate institutions and connectivity in the northern midland and mountainous regions in order to bring into full play their advantages geographical locations, heard a workshop on October 27.The event, named “Feasibility of Adopting Regional Socio-Economic Development ...

Efforts invested in poverty alleviation in ethnic minority communities in central region

Thanks to the support from the State and efforts made by local authorities, many poor households in the central region have gradually gotten out of poverty.Quang Nam province is home to more than 140,000 ethnic minority people, accounting for 9.4% of the total population, bigger ...

Northern midland, mountainous region heads to green, sustainable development

The gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of the Northern midland and mountainous region is expected to reach 8-9 percent per year while GRDP per capita will attain VND140 million (nearly US$6,000) in 2021-2030. This is part of the Government’s plan of action to implement the ...

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Ten million more people benefit from new poverty reduction policies

With the new multi-dimensional poverty line approved last year, the near poor and poor household rate in Vietnam increases from 5.2% in 2020 to 9.35% this year, meaning an additional 10 million people to benefit from the Government’s social protection and poverty reduction policies and ...

Population aging, labour migration pose challenges to poverty reduction

Population aging, income disparities and living standards as well as labour migration pose great challenges to the poor and poverty reduction.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh revealed problems in the implementation of the National Target Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-25 ...

Poverty and equity are now more than just reducing extreme poverty

The poverty and equity agenda is no longer only about raising minimum living standards and tackling chronic poverty – it is also about creating new, sustainable economic pathways for a more aspirational population. The statement was introduced by Judy Yang, World Bank senior economist and ...

Conference Discusses Implementation of Ethnic Socio-economic Development in Mekong Delta

A conference took place in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on April 5, spotlighting the delta’s implementation of a national target program for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2025.At the conference, participants discussed the programme’s tasks, solutions, planning, and ...

More efforts invested in poverty reduction in ethnic minority areas

Creating sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minority residents in mountainous and border areas to help them get out of poverty is a consistent policy of Vietnam, which has resulted in major achievements.During 2016 – 2020, though Vietnam had encountered many natural disasters and disease outbreaks, especially ...

NA Chairman signs Resolution on 2021-2025 poverty reduction

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue signed Resolution No.24/2021/QH15 approving in principle investment in the National Target Programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period.The Resolution targets that the rate of poor households under multidimensional poverty standards will be reduced by 1-1.5 percent annually ...

ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

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