The People’s Committee of southern Tay Ninh province has devised a number of measures to reduce poverty and bring the local impoverished household rate to below 2 percent in 2015 from current 2.38 percent.

The programmes are designed to ensure sustainable poverty elimination for more than 1,500 local households within the year, benefitting 42 percent of its total impoverished households.

The province will focus on providing improved social welfare services and financial support for targeted households in border and remote areas.

It has allocated hundreds of billions of VND to provide preferential loans and health insurance services for thousands of disadvantaged households in the locality.

Other efforts aim to provide vocational training, farm land and housing for rural workers and households in a bid to eliminate poverty sustainably for policy beneficiaries.-VNA