People of ethnic groups in Kon Tum province (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Kon Tum (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum will launch a project to aid the socio-economic development of households in ethnic and mountainous areas in the locality in 2017-2020.

The project, with total investment of over 270 billion VND (11.89 million USD) sourced from the State budget, will provide support for 21,000 households. They were poor ethnic families in disadvantaged mountainous and extremely poor areas, households without lands, water and support of State policies.

The project aims to help the poorest ethnic households in the province improve their lives and stabilise production, thus reducing the rate of poor families in ethnic and mountainous areas by 3-4 percent per year. 

It also strives to shift jobs for 80 percent of people in poor ethnic minority groups, handle water shortage in disadvantaged areas and create favourable conditions for those people to access to preferential credits.-VNA