Religious life: Vietnam promotes development in ethnic minority-inhabited areas

The Vietnamese Party and the State are implementing a strategic policy on making strong investment in mountainous and border areas and improving livelihoods of people, especially their legitimate need for religious practice.

The Central Highlands, encompassing five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong, is also an important region of the country in terms of economy, social affairs, and national defence and security.

The multi-layered belief system in the region and religious activities of individuals and communities create the rich and distinctive community culture of the Central Highlands. Meanwhile, the introduction of new religions and beliefs to the community has diversified the ethnic and religious structures in the Central Highlands while also bringing changes and disorder to the community culture and the life of local residents.

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