Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Kon Tum (VNA)
- The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has offered financial support to 84,000 poor, near-poor and ethnic minority households to improve their livelihoods over the past five years.

The needy have received a total of 951 billion VND (42.8 million USD) to develop their production during their period.

A dozen of social projects have been implemented to support disadvantaged people, including the National Project on Poverty Reduction, worth 4.6 billion VND (207,000 USD), which benefited 460 disadvantaged households in seven districts of Kon Ray, Dak Ha, Sa Thay, Dak Glei, Tu Mo Rong, Kon Plong, and Ngoc Hoi.

Over 8,200 rural labourers have received vocational training while more than 18,600 others have been helped to work in the Republic of Korea (RoK), Taiwan (China), Malaysia, Japan and Laos.

Thanks to these efforts, the province’s poverty rate has dropped to 11.5 percent.-VNA