18/09/2017 11:35 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Central Highlands poor localities benefit from Government programme

Dak Lak, September 18 (VNA) – Poor localities in the Central Highlands region have benefited from a Government programme to build irrigation systems, rural transportation systems and markets, public works, and support production. 

The region is allocated  nearly 460 billion VND (17.86 million USD) under Programme 135 this year. 

According to the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region, regional provinces have distributed capital from the programme in a fair and transparent manner based on the demand of each locality, with priority to remote, mountainous and poor localities. 

They have also linked the programme with other programmes such as the building of new-style rural areas, while engaging the community in building public works. 

At the same time, they have also showed strong performance in implementing support policies to support ethnic minority people in settling down by providing them with housing and faming land, and capital assistance. 

The programme, launched in 1999, aims to improve living conditions for rural residents with a particular focus on ethnic minority communities. 

A list of 2,139 extremely disadvantaged and border communes in 46 provinces nationwide are eligible for Programme 135 in 2017-2020.