VOV.VN - Addressing a regular Cabinet meeting held in Hanoi on May 5, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed the urgent need to revitalise the economy which has been badly affected by the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep it on a positive growth trajectory.
Vietnam is aiming to continue reducing poverty, prioritising poor mountainous regions and ethnic minority groups.
Hanoi is striving to have no households living under the poverty line by the end of this year.
A string of measures have been carried out in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh to realise the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction.
Local authorities need to learn more about the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty and offer solutions to reduce the poverty rate in Ho Chi Minh City, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Thi Dung said at a workshop on sustainable poverty reduction held on May 22.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An has been allocated 28 billion VND (1.2 million USD) to carry out the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction in 2019, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
The northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien has seen strong progress in poverty reduction with more than 3,800 households escaping poverty in 2018.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has applauded significant contributions of the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to the country’s poverty reduction and socio-economic development while attending a Lunar New Year meeting of the bank on February 11 or the seventh day of the first lunar month.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has made poverty reduction a major policy priority. Greater focuses will be places on mountainous and ethnic minority inhabited areas.
Some 12,000 households in Hanoi escaped poverty this year, bringing the local poverty rate down to 1.16%, a goal achieved two years ahead of schedule, heard a conference on December 26.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been very active in social welfare projects across Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung at a conference in Hanoi on December 19 to promote cooperation with NGOs in this field.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on December 5 had a meeting with representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese community living, working and studying in the Republic of Korea as part of activities in her ongoing visit to the Northeast Asian nation.
The gross domestic product (GDP) of the southern province of Bac Lieu is expected to grow 8.36 percent this year, according to a provincial official.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a project on assisting hamlets and villages in border, mountainous, coastal, and island areas with new-style rural area building and sustainable poverty reduction for the 2018-2020 period.
Ho Chi Minh City aims to reduce the number of poor households by 0.8 percent next year and raise the average income per capita of these households by 3.5 times by 2020 compared to 2011.
A seminar discussing solutions to preventing and reducing child labour took place in Ho Chi Minh City on August 31.
A symposium was held in Hanoi on August 15 to discuss the promotion of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its effects on human development in Vietnam.
At the end of 2017, the percentage of poor households nationwide stood at 6.7, down 1.53 percent compared to the same period the previous year, said Vice Chairman of the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs Phan Van Hung on August 14.
Shortcomings in implementing policies on ethnic minority groups and sustainable poverty reduction heated up the Q&A session for Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien at the National Assembly Standing Committee’s ongoing 26th session on August 13.
Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee of Hanoi Vu Hong Khanh and President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Committee of Vientiane Bounthieng Khounsy held talks in Hanoi on June 26 to share experience in front activities.