Prime Minister celebrates Chol Chnam Thmay festival with Khmer people

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined a gathering in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 6 to celebrate the Chol Chnam Thmay – the traditional New Year Festival of Khmer people in the south, which falls from April 14-16 this year.

He requested ministries, sectors and regional localities to actively carry out policies related to ethnic and religious affairs, meeting aspiration of the groups. It is necessary to give more resources to localities that are home to ethnic minority groups to boost socio-economic growth and climate change response, he said, stressing the need to encourage startups and job generation so as not to leave any one behind.

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