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Kon Tum (VNA) – Dak Glei, a poor district in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, has got a facelift thanks to a project on poverty reduction in the region.

Home to over 10,000 households with one third being the poor, Dak Glei is one of the six districts in the province to implement the Central Highlands Poverty Reduction Project.

It has carried out models to help residents escape from poverty, including vocational training, science and technique transfer, developing production models in companion with ensuring security and defence.

In addition, social services have been offered to deprived people. The district has granted health insurance cards to all poor people, children under six years old, ethnic minority people, policy beneficiary families and near-poor households.

Communication works have been carried out effectively, ensuring all of the impoverished have thorough understand of support policies for the poor.

Thanks to the project, the household poverty rate in the district has declined by 4-6 percent per year.

Dak Glei is continuing its work to alleviate poverty. For 2016-2020 period, the district needs 2.94 billion VND (130,000 USD) from the State budget to carry out necessary activities.-VNA