Dac Nong moves to improve ethnic minorities’ material, spiritual lives hinh anh 1Ethnic minorities in Dak Nong province (Photo: VNA)
Dak Nong (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong is building an action programme to improve the material and spiritual lives of ethnic minority groups in the 2021-2025 period so as to boost socio-economic development among the community.

The programme’s targets are per-capita income of ethnic minorities to increase by at least 1.5 times; provision of essential demands such as residential land, housing, water for daily activities, cultivation land and electricity; 100 percent of ethnic minorities participating in health insurance; at least 60 percent of households living in disaster-risk areas resettled; and at least 95 percent of ethnic minorities accessed clean water.

To that end, the Central Highlands province will focus on providing cultivation land, stabilising the life of unplanned migrants, expanding investment in building basic infrastructure to serve production and daily activities of locals, developing agro-forestry production models that conform to local customs, and stepping up the organisation of vocational training and healthcare programmes.

According to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Dak Nong is home to 40 ethnic groups, including nearly 213,000 ethnic minorities, or 31 percent of the locality’s population.

The proportion of poor ethnic minority households is 17.18 percent. Average income of ethnic minority households in many localities is equal to 40-50 percent of the country’s average./.