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Central Highlands Dak Lak to cut poverty rate by 3 percent

Dak Lak, October 22 (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is making efforts to reduce the rate of poor households by 2.5-3 percent by 2020. 

The percentage of impoverished households among the ethnic minority groups in the province is projected to contract by 4-4.5 percent each year according to the multidimensional approach. 

To that end, Dak Lak province has increased investments in socio-economic infrastructure in poor districts, border communes and localities in extremely difficult circumstances. 

All communes in the province are expected to have asphalt or concrete roads, standard health services, schools of different levels and community-based learning centres.  

Preferential credit loans will be given to 250,000 poor and near-poor households or those recently escaping from poverty, and other social policy beneficiaries, in order to support them in production, business, and employment. 

Poor households of the ethnic minority groups in underprivileged localities will be prioritized. 

Apart from organising training courses on farming techniques for more than 10,000 poor households, Dak Lak has provided free vocational training for ethnic minority labourers, poor and near poor households, while paying attention to health care, education-training, housing, legal assistance and health insurance for the poor. 

Dak Lak has more than 80,000 poor households, making up more than 19 percent of the total number of households in the province, mostly from the ethnic minority groups. 

As many as 45 communes and 141 villages and hamlets in Dak Lak are facing extreme difficulties.
VNA/VNP