Society

Bac Lieu asked to further cut poverty in ethnic minorities

The poverty rate in ethnic households in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu is cut down by 2-3 percent a year on average thanks to the implementation of State policies specifically designed for these groups, a provincial official said on April 2.
Politics

Minister: more effective coordination needed for Programme 135

Programme 135 designed for extremely-disadvantaged communes has brought new looks to impoverished communes, but drawbacks remain, Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs Giang Seo Phu told the National Assembly Standing Committee during a question-and-answer session in Hanoi on March 13.
Society

For struggling farmers, actions speak louder than words

After five years implementing the Party Central Committee's Resolution N°7 on agriculture, farmers and rural development, weaknesses remain in the agricultural sector, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Wind turbines to rotate across Vietnam Sci-Tech

Wind turbines to rotate across Vietnam

The wind-power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, which is among the largest ones in Southeast Asia, joined the national power grid on May 29. It opens up a great opportunity to develop wind electricity in both regional and national scale.
Society

Policies supporting the poor, ethnics get approval

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved new policies on providing residential and production land as well as clean water for poor ethnic minorities and underprivileged households in extremely difficult areas in the 2013-15 period.