Credit policies effective in Central Highlands hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
More than 94,770 households in the Central Highlands have been lifted out of poverty thanks to credit policies over the past three years.

According to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region, the poverty rate was reduced to 11.22 percent in 2015 from 18.92 percent in 2011.

Preferential credit policies have also helped generate jobs for approximately 34,000 labourers, provided school loans for more than 53,000 underprivileged students and built over 6,000 new houses and 296,000 clean water facilities in rural and far-flung areas.

In Dak Lak province, credit programmes have contributed to implementing the sustainable poverty alleviation target programme and ensuring political security. Its impoverished household rate fell from 14.67 percent in 2013 to 10.02 percent last year and it is expected to decrease an additional 3 percent this year.

The Central Highlands comprises the five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Lam Dong, Dak Nong and Dak Lak.-VNA