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Nghe An (VNA) – Women in the northwestern region should have more opportunities to access education-training, science-technology and loans in order to raise their competitiveness in economic development, heard a forum in Vinh city, the central province of Nghe An, on June 10.

During the event, 192 outstanding women from the region and the two neighbouring provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Ninh shared their experience as well as advantages and difficulties facing them in economic development.

To reap successes, the women, especially those from ethnic minority groups, have overcome multiple social barriers and family affairs.

Through the forum, good production and business models are expected to be rolled out in a larger scale, thus opening up more opportunities for women in the region to connect with businesses and expand the market.

The northwestern region is considered the poorest area nationwide with its average poverty rate of 26 percent.

However, regional people, especially women, have joined hands with local authorities in economic development, setting examples for their peers from other ethnic groups.-VNA