Thanh Hoa compiles list of poor, near-poor households hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: baodansinh)

Thanh Hoa (VNA)
– The central province of Thanh Hoa is carrying out an one-month survey to compile a full list of poor- and near-poor households based on multi-dimensional poverty criteria, to serve the implementation of welfare policy in 2017.

The survey will also collect information on poor households’ access to basic social services such as health care, education, housing, clean water, and information to update the database of the province and districts.

Steering boards for the survey have been set up at all levels to ensure the work is carried out in a democratic and transparent manner.

In 2015, Thanh Hoa counted 128,893 poor households and 93,201 near-poor households according to multidimensional poverty index, accounting for 13.51 percent and 9.77 percent of the province’s total households, respectively.-VNA