ThuaThien-Hue spends 11 million USD to support mountainous locals hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien – Hue has invested 257 billion VND (11.05 million USD) in building infrastructure and developing production in mountainous regions and areas where ethnic minority people reside in the past 10 years.

The capital, of whichmore than 196 billion VND (8.42 million USD) came from Programme 135 for supporting poor localities, was used to build 151 transportation works, 23 irrigation works, 24 cultural houses, 29 education facilities and 10 water works.

All rural areas in mountainous regions across the province are accessible to cars and they all have primary and secondary schools, and health care stations.

Ho Xuan Trang, head of the provincial Committee for Ethnic Affairs, said the province has focused on assisting poor ethnic minority households in the areas of construction, farming land, water, equipment, plant and animal varieties as well as vocational training.

The province has also spent 95.2 billion VND on developing nine concentrated settlement areas for the local ethnic minority community, three of which have been completed.

The support has helped the community settle down, develop production and improve their living conditions and tackle poverty.

Recently, the province issued a plan to assist communes with poverty ratio of above 25 percent in A Luoi and Nam Dong districts to 2020. Up to 57 agencies and units have registered to get involved in the plan to support 19 communes.

Statistics show that Thua Thien-Hue currently has 38,898 households in mountainous areas with 170,223 people, of whom 54,324 are from ethnic minority groups residing mostly in Nam Dong and A Luoi districts, and some communes of Phu Loc, Dong Dien district and Huong Tra town.-VNA