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Dak Nong (VNA) –
The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has decided to earmark more than 57 billion VND (2.56 million USD) for boosting locals’ access to education.

The budget will help its illiterate population, mostly residing in border and remote areas, learn to read and write.

The province expects to totally eradicate illiteracy, particularly among ethnic communities, by 2020.

The fund also aims at increasing the number of people receiving primary and secondary education and providing educational access for at least 60 percent of residents who have disabilities.

Key measures set to realise these goals include oragnising special classes, training teachers and improving educational facilities.

Dak Nong forms part of the Central Highlands, together with Dak Lak, Lam Dong, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum provinces.

Central Highlands localities are urged to maintain their cultural traditions to make the region attractive to both domestic and foreign tourists.-VNA