At the conference to review ethnic minority affairs in 10 Central and Central Highlands provinces in the first six months of 2018 (Photo: VNA)

 

Dak Lak (VNA) – The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) held a conference on June 22 to review ethnic minority affairs in 10 Central and Central Highlands provinces in the first six months of 2018.

At the meeting, CEMA Vice Chairman Nong Quoc Tuan instructed authorities of the Central and Central Highlands provinces to follow and report the situation in ethnic and mountainous areas in a timely manner, especially losses caused disasters and diseases, as well as cases of security and order to devise measures to improve people’s lives.

The localities were asked to effectively implement this year’s ethnic projects and policies, as well as enhance inspection of work on ethnic affairs and raise efficiency of law dissemination for staffs working in the field.

Tuan also called for the provinces’ efforts to raise public awareness of ethnic policies, thus encouraging the community’s engagement in policy implementation.

Participants suggested that the Government should submit the law on supporting development of ethnic and mountainous areas to the National Assembly for approval in the coming time, while ministries should issue documents guiding localities to use capital sources for implementation of investment programmes and policies in these areas.

In the year’s first half, relevant agencies enhanced mobilisation of social sources to accelerate implementation of ethnic programmes and policies, contributing to the socio-economic development and ensuring security in the region.

This year, the State has provided thousands of billions of VND in support of ethnic and mountainous areas in the Central and Central Highlands regions, thus improving the material and spiritual lives of local ethnic minorities.-VNA