Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of "leaving no one behind"

Resolution No. 88/2019/QH14 of the National Assembly approving the Master Plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2021-2030 was approved in November.

Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of 'leaving no one behind'

Over the past years, the Party and the State of Vietnam have paid special attention to and prioritized investment and development in the ethnic minority and mountainous areas.

The promulgation of the Resolution aims to achieve the goal that everyone has food and clothing, everyone can go to school, helping the mountainous areas to keep up with the plains, and all people have a prosperous and happy life. 

Over the past years, the Party and the State of Vietnam have paid special attention to and prioritized investment and development in the ethnic minority and mountainous areas, but currently these areas are still in the most difficult conditions, where the quality of human resources, socio-economic development and access to social services are at the lowest level; the poverty rate is high; the gap between the rich and the poor tends to widen, with potential risks of social disorder and insecurity.

On November 26, the Conference of Implementing Resolution of the National Assembly approving the overall scheme of socio-economic development of ethnic minority and mountainous areas in the period of 2021 – 2030 was held in Hanoi.

Opening the conference, General Secretary and Chairman of the National Assembly's Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc announced the content of the Resolution, which was passed by the National Assembly on November 18, 2019 with 89.44% ayes.

Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of 'leaving no one behind'

Resolution No. 88/2019/QH14 of the National Assembly approving the Master Plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2021-2030 was approved in November with 89.44% ayes.

In general opinion, the promulgation of this important Resolution is in accordance with guidelines and policies of the Party and the Constitution, which continues to carry out President Ho Chi Minh's instructions to implement ethnic affairs, especially ethnic minorities in highland, mountainous, border and revolutionary base areas so that everyone will have food, clothes, can go to school, so the mountainous region can catch up with the plains and ethnic people have a better life.

It gives priority to investment in extremely difficult areas, in ethnic minority and mountainous areas. Beneficiaries are communes and villages in ethnic minority and mountainous areas; ethnic minority households and individuals; Kinh ethnic households and individuals belonging to poor and near-poor households, living in extremely difficult communes and villages, and enterprises, cooperatives, economic and social organizations in the region of especially difficult conditions.

 

Accordingly, the plan identifies specific targets up to 2025, in which the average income of ethnic minorities will increase over two times compared to 2020. The target to 2030 is that the average income of ethnic minorities will be half of the national average; reducing the rate of poor households to below 10%; basically there is no more difficult communes and villages; 70% of communes in ethnic minority areas meet the standards for new rural areas.

Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities Affairs Do Van Chien presented the draft Action Plan of the Government to implement the Resolution of the National Assembly on the overall scheme of socio-economic development of ethnic minority areas and mountainous areas in the period of 2021-2030. Chien said that after the conference, the draft will be completed for the comment of the cabinet members, and report to the Prime Minister for official promulgation.

Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of 'leaving no one behind'

Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of "leaving no one behind"

Speaking at the conference, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed that Vietnam always strives to make responsible investments in sustainable development in all three pillars: equal socio-economic development, fairness and environmental protection; in which, attaching importance to the decisive and supervisory role of the National Assembly and People's Councils at all levels, accompanying the Government in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring the principle of fairness - solidarity - mutual assistance for the development of ethnic minorities.

Currently, there are many policies for ethnic minorities. It is estimated to have up to 118 related policies that are issued by different ministries, agencies in various fields. This is an opportunity to integrate 118 policies into a national target program to invest in sustainable development for ethnic minorities in mountainous areas.

Therefore, the national target program specifies the targets, focuses, and key priorities. The goal of this program is to avoid overlapping, duplication, loss, waste and transparency. This is also a practical content to implement the Self-Assessment Toolkit to implement the sustainable development goals that the United Nations and the World Parliamentary Union have identified and selected Vietnam as the country for implementation.

Observing the political determination to prepare for the implementation of this important resolution, it can be said that this is a clear demonstration of Vietnam's efforts and responsibilities in investing in sustainable development of the pillars for human rights assurance: equal socio-economic development, fairness and environment.

Tran Hang

 
 

Other News

.
Sa Pa salmon farmers hit by pandemic
Sa Pa salmon farmers hit by pandemic
SOCIETYicon  23/03/2020 

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have seriously hit restaurants and hotels in the famous northern tourist town of Sa Pa Town.

Down syndrome children show unconditional love
Down syndrome children show unconditional love
FEATUREicon  23/03/2020 

In Vietnam, there are no official organisations or schools that are specialised for children with Down syndrome, so they mostly depend on their families for care.

COVID-19: People line up for registration at Hanoi quarantine area
COVID-19: People line up for registration at Hanoi quarantine area
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

Hanoi authorities have set up a large-scale quarantine area in Hoang Mai district to receive people from COVID-19 hit countries, in an attempt to halt virus infection to the community.

Hanoi hospital under scrutiny after COVID-19 infection
Hanoi hospital under scrutiny after COVID-19 infection
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

Bach Mai, one of Vietnam’s leading general hospitals, has moved to strictly monitor its services after two of its workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus two days ago.

Passengers subject to compulsory electronic medical declaration
Passengers subject to compulsory electronic medical declaration
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

The Ministry of Transport recently sent an urgent document to provincial departments in this field, guiding the prompt implementation of the compulsory medical declaration in the domestic flights and public means of transport.

Visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum suspended over COVID-19 concerns
Visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum suspended over COVID-19 concerns
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

The management board of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum has announced that the visits to the site in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square and the nearby monument dedicated to martyrs will be suspended starting from March 23.

Ethnic village turns into civilised community
Ethnic village turns into civilised community
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

An ethnic-minority village in Lam Dong has become well-known for its title “village with 3-nos” (no drinking, no smoking and no social evils) thanks to a concerted communal effort that commenced over a dozen years ago.

March 22: VN records largest increase in new coronavirus infections
March 22: VN records largest increase in new coronavirus infections
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

The Ministry of Health on Sunday night announced seven more SARS-CoV-2 infections, adding to the 12 announced earlier the same day.

Mekong Delta gets bumper crop despite saline intrusion
Mekong Delta gets bumper crop despite saline intrusion
VIDEOicon  22/03/2020 

Though saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta comes earlier and with higher level of salinity than that recorded in the 2015-16 dry season, the damages to farming areas are expected to be less serious

Vietnam develops skilled human resources
Vietnam develops skilled human resources
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

Human resources are vital for any country and a measure of social progress, equality, and sustainable growth.

Lotus dreams
Lotus dreams
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

Lotus is the iconic flower of Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Food, drinks and various products made from lotus are popular among local residents.

Border guards undergo hardships combating COVID-19 epidemic
Border guards undergo hardships combating COVID-19 epidemic
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

Border guards in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau have set up tents along trails and near border crossings to receive people in quarantine in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the country..

Hanoi student dormitories transformed into isolation areas
Hanoi student dormitories transformed into isolation areas
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

Thousands of students in Hanoi have left their dormitories in order to provide quarantine areas for people returning the country from areas hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 isolation area set up close to Tan Son Nhat Int’l Airport
COVID-19 isolation area set up close to Tan Son Nhat Int’l Airport
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

An isolation area aimed at receiving Vietnamese expats and foreign arrivals from places affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been set up near Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Van Don Airport receives Vietnamese expats from COVID-19-hit areas
Van Don Airport receives Vietnamese expats from COVID-19-hit areas
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on March 18 welcomed a flight carrying a total of 43 Vietnamese nationals from Indonesia.

Dong Nai villagers threatened by elephant rampages
Dong Nai villagers threatened by elephant rampages
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

Farmers in Dong Nai Province are worried about their crops being destroyed by reoccurring elephant rampages.

Lockdown on Hanoi’s Covid-19-hit area lifted
Lockdown on Hanoi’s Covid-19-hit area lifted
PHOTOSicon  22/03/2020 

The quarantine imposed on Truc Bach Street in Hanoi has been removed after 14 days.

Tourists express thanks to Hoi An doctors after quarantine time
Tourists express thanks to Hoi An doctors after quarantine time
SOCIETYicon  21/03/2020 

Two Polish tourists have sent a thank-you letter to doctors in Hoi An City after completing a quarantine time in the area.

HCM City busts large-scale drug trafficking ring, arrests 8
HCM City busts large-scale drug trafficking ring, arrests 8
SOCIETYicon  21/03/2020 

Ho Chi Minh City police, in collaboration with relevant agencies, have broken up a large-scale drug trafficking ring, arresting 8 people and seizing big amounts of heroin and methamphetamine.

Retired nurses and doctors volunteer to return to serve
Retired nurses and doctors volunteer to return to serve
SOCIETYicon  22/03/2020 

Hundreds of retired doctors and nurses in Hanoi have decided to return to work amid the rising number of Covid-19 patients in the country.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN