The region has also assisted 2,000 more families with land for housing, according to the steering committee for the Central Highlands.
Dak Lak leads with more than 1,000 households provided with farmland.
Local provinces have also changed jobs and provided vocational training for over 15,000 households, while supplying fresh water for over 57,000 households and built 230 water supply facilities in underprivileged areas.
The committee said the Prime Minister’s Decision 755/QD-TTg is a special policy which aims to provide land for housing and farming for poor ethnic minority groups.
It proposed the Government direct ministries and agencies to arrange funds to implement the policy for development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2017-2020.
Meanwhile, the southern province of Dong Nai has provided over 65,000 health insurance cards worth more than VND15.8 billion (over US$700,000) for ethnic minority people in 63 disadvantaged communes.
Local authorities are carrying out a project to support artists who contributed to preserving traditional cultural values of ethnic minorities.
Dong Nai is home to 189,089 ethnic minority people, making up seven percent of the provincial population.
Last year, the locality reported over 1,900 ethnic minority households were living under the poverty line, 14.13% of total poor households.