More than 1,160 agencies and units in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak had by the end of 2010 set up ties with villages inhabited by ethnic minority people to help them in production and life.

The figures were released at a conference hosted by the provincial Party Committee on Feb. 17 to review the six-year implementation of the brotherhood establishment between agencies and businesses with ethnic minority-inhabited villages.

During the 2004-2010 period, the units presented these villages with gifts and materials for production and daily life worth over 37 billion VND.

The agencies also sent thousands of cadres to the villages to help them build their regulations and conventions along with organising illiteracy eradication and primary education universalisation courses for ethnic minority teenagers as well as cultural, artistic and sport activities./.