The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak plans to invest 266.9 billion VND (approximately 12.7 million USD) in improving the ethnic minority’s life in remote areas in 2013.

The amount, to be sourced from the national target programme on poverty reduction, will be mainly spent on infrastructure such as building rural roads, reservoirs, dams, irrigation systems, schools and markets.

More water supply networks will be built in remote and bordering areas, while poor households in isolated areas will receive assistance to build their own water pipes.

Dak Lak province also plans to complete resettlement areas for nomadic ethnic people in Lak, Krong Nang, Krong Buk and Krong Pak districts and provide them with cultivation lands and plant and animal strains.-VNA