People, especially ethnic minority groups, in 20 communes of four districts in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong will benefit from a poverty reduction launched in the locality on September 16.

This is part of a regional project worth nearly 3.5 trillion VND (165 million USD) to alleviate poverty in the four Central Highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum, and the central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai during the 2014-2018 period.

The objective is to improve the living conditions of residents in 130 poor communes through the diversification of livelihood strategies, as well as upgrading infrastructure in the target areas. About 540,000 ethnic people in the six provinces will benefit from the project.

In Dak Nong, the four districts of Krong No, Dak Song, Dak Glong and Tuy Duc will be provided with over 430 billion (nearly 19 million USD), of which 80 percent will be invested in building infrastructure facilities in villages and communes, developing sustainable livelihood strategies and improving communication.

In the 18 coming months, Dak Nong will invest 92.25 billion VND (4.4 million USD) to carry out the project, including the construction of 43 works and 15 models on breeding and cultivation.-VNA