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Tuyen Quang (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang has decided to invest over 116 billion VND (5.1 million USD) in 2018 to help people in specially disadvantaged and ethnic minority-inhabited areas build infrastructure, develop production and diversify their livelihood.

Of the total, over 115.6 billion VND (5.1 million USD) is sourced from the State budget.

Accordingly, more than 86 billion VND (nearly 3.8 million USD) will be used in infrastructure development such as transport, irrigation systems and cultural houses.

Livelihood diversification and poverty reduction will get more than 20 billion VND (880,000 USD). Meanwhile, nearly 10 billion VND (440,000 USD) will be used to maintain facilities and improve capacity of the public and local officials.

The targeted localities comprise Lam Binh, Na Hang, Chiem Hoa, Ham Yen, Yen Son and Son Duong districts.

Tuyen Quang has 699 villages and hamlets in special difficulties, with ethnic minority groups making up nearly 54 percent of the province’s population.

The province has implemented special policies to support socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas from 2018-2020.-VNA