Vitality in Central Highlands rural areas

Tuesday, 05/01/2016 11:07
With care from the Party and State, over the past years, the rural and remote areas in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai have undergone remarkable improvements, with consistent increases in residents’ living standard.

Thousands of kilometres of roads, hundreds of water supply projects, school and medical station systems and cultural houses have been built, helping 100% of the communes have roads, 100% of communes have medical stations, over 90% of families have access to the national power grid, and 80% of families have safe water to use. A majority of children of school age go to school.

Ho Chi Minh national highway going through Gia Lai province has been upgraded and expanded.

The province has completed the target on housing support for the poor. Over the past 4 years alone, 11,000 poor families have been provided with housing support and loans for production. 

T’Nung lake, a landscape in Gia Lai province
The effective implementation of programs and projects for ethnic minorities has helped to promote local sustainable socio-economic development. Over the past 5 years, the average per capita income has reached VND34.85 million per year, an increase of 2.5 times compared to 2009, contributing to reducing the poverty rate by 3-4% annually.

The construction of the Ia Mo irrigation system
Promoting cultural values have contributed to developing the Vietnamese advanced culture imbued with national identity. 
Remarkable progress has been made in education with boarding schools, having a part in training future human resources for the province. 
Gia Lai province focuses on preserving and developing the practice of traditional brocade weaving. 
Rubber trees help promote sustainable poverty reduction among ethnic minorities in the province.
Vocational training for pupils at the Dong Gia Lai boarding high school
                                                                        Ethnic minorities in remote villages now have access to safe water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BTA (Photos: VNA)