Ethnic minority people in Phu Tho province’s Thanh Son district apply science and technology to agricultural production. (Photo: NDO)

In the past 5 years, the province has mobilized more than VND681 billion to invest in the national program for sustainable poverty reduction. The province has invested in building 611 projects of road and irrigation works, cultural houses, schools, and medical stations; mobilized more than VND149 billion to carry out many projects in agriculture, forestry, agricultural and forestry extension; supplied machines and equipment; and expanded poverty reduction models. From mobilized capital, the province has invested in building five new concentrated water supply works, supporting scattered water supply works for 11,448 households; and supporting land for production for 333 ethnic minority households.

In order to continue to synchronously deploy and integrate resources to sustainably reduce poverty in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, in the coming time, the province will focus on upgrading and expanding transportation routes connecting community production regions; improving the quality of medical services and health care for the people; and improving the qualifications of district and commune health workers and doctors.

The province continues to develop policies to support and attract investment in the development of the processing industry and product consumption; create equal opportunities for people to access development resources and enjoy services and social welfare, striving to increase the income of ethnic minority people by 1.8 times by 2024, and reduce the poverty rate by 4-5% per year./.

Compiled by BTA