The Government will provide 209 billion VND (10 million USD) to help resettle ethnic people in five provinces in the Central Highlands and the southern province of Binh Phuoc, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the Ministry of Finance to allocate the money from the State Budget.

The aid money will be spent on construction of infrastructure for the resettlement of local ethnic residents, such as roads, schools, hospitals and drainage system.

Dak Lak province, with the highest number of ethnic immigrants, will receive 89 billion VND (4.3 million USD), followed by Binh Phuoc with 33 billion VND (1.6 million USD), Lam Dong with 32 billion VND (1.55 million USD), Dak Nong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum with 25 billion VND (1.2 million USD), 23 billion VND (1.1 million USD) and 7 billion VND (338,000 USD), respectively.

The financial support allocated by the Government is reported to not have met the region's demand to resettle ethnic people migrating into the region.

For instance, Dak Lak province has been allocated only 26 per cent of the total money needed, with seven projects under stagnation due to lack of capital. Only three out of eleven projects in Dak Nong province have been implemented, to date.

There are more than 40,000 ethnic families migrating to the region, who now need support in their resettlement. Most of them live in poverty./.