A concreted road in Hoa Thang commune, Phu Hoa district of  central Phu Yen province. (Photo: VNA)

The central province of Phu Yen has invested more than 4.17 trillion VND (189.5 million USD) in developing local mountainous and ethnic minority areas over the past five years.

As a result, the traffic system has improved in rural areas with food security ensured for local residents and more than 90 percent of households in mountainous areas have access to stable power supply.

The locality has also developed nearly 20,000 hectares of sugar cane, 18,000 hectares of cassava and 4,000 hectares of rubber trees, meeting the demand of local processing factories.

As many as 2,645 ethnic minority and poor households have been provided with thousands of hectares of production and residential land.

Their access to water supply has been facilitated thanks to the construction of water stations or water wells.

Some 30 percent of ethnic minority labourers are expected to access to vocational training and the agricultural workforce rate is predicted to drop below 50 percent by 2019

Jobs have been created for 4,000 local labourers each year, contributing to reducing the impoverished household rate by 3-5 percent.

Infrastructure facilities have also been developed for local schools.-VNA