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NA adopts plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas

The National Assembly on Monday adopted the Resolution on the master plan of socio-economic development in ethnic minority and disadvantaged regions in the country with near 90 percent approval.The plan prioritises the most disadvantaged regions in ethnic minority-dominated and mountainous areas, with the main goals ...

Programme to provide clean water for mountainous areas

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a programme on searching for underground water resources to supply mountainous areas and areas facing shortages of water.The programme will be implemented in 41 provinces, including 15 in the Northern region, 11 in the North Central and South ...

Challenges remain in northern mountainous region’s rural development

The northern mountainous region has recorded improvements under the national target programme on new-style rural area building, but it is still facing more difficulties and challenges than other regions. The national target programme, initiated by the Government in 2010, sets 19 criteria on different aspects, aiming ...

Thousands benefit from poverty reduction project

As many as 192,000 households have directly benefitted from the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project, said Nguyen Thanh Duong, Director General of the Department for Agricultural Economy, Ministry of Planning and Investment.Speaking at a conference on June 27 held to review the project’s implementation, Duong ...

Vietnam faces shortage of skilled midwives in mountainous areas: reports

Vietnam is facing a significant shortage of skilled birth attendants in hard-to-reach areas and a significant difference in the competency of birth attendants in regions, according to midwifery, maternal, family planning reports.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

New criteria for delimitation of ethnic, mountainous areas suggested

The National Assembly’s Council of Ethnic Affairs has proposed issuing a new set of criteria for delimitation of ethnic minority and mountainous areas in service of bettering the making of policies for the regions.Keep reading ...

VOV Reporter

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