Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the National Assembly’s Ethnic Council and the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs to screen promulgated ethnic policies as many of which have yet to stay in full place.

It is due to poor coordination, resources and supervision, PM Dung acknowledged at a working session with the two organs in Hanoi on July 8.

The Party and State value ethnic policy as a strategic issue and a major and regular task of the entire political system, he confirmed.

The leader called for better care for ethnic groups by improving the quality of education- training as well as infrastructure.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Finance Ministry were asked to arrange all possible resources, making it easier for ethnic people to fully benefit from the policies.

Ministries and agencies concerned will undertake specific tasks assigned by the PM, he told participants.

The Committee for Ethnic Affairs suggested the government design long-term ethnic policies and multi-sectoral projects in the 2016-2020 period.

Vietnam now has 130 policies targeting ethnic communities, the committee reported, adding that they have helped improve local livelihoods and strengthen national great unity.-VNA