Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Poverty Reduction meets

  • Northwestern mountainous region records highest poverty rate in Vietnam
The Northwestern mountainous region has the highest number of poor and near-poor households in Vietnam, which account for more than half of its total households, according to preliminary outcomes of a recent survey. The Northeastern region records the second largest rate of poor and near-poor households with 29 percent. The survey, which was released at a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Hanoi on March 10, reveals that the Northeastern region records the second largest rate of poor and near-poor households with 29 percent, followed by the Red River Delta and the Southeastern regions, both…... [read more]

  • Multidimensional poverty measurement put in practice
VGP – Localities have basically completed the poverty census in line with the multidimensional poverty measurement method for 2016 – 2020, said Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam. Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh at a meeting with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs So far, only five provinces have yet to finalize the census. According to the initial outcomes, the Northwest has the highest rate of poor and nearly poor households with over 55%; followed by the Northeast with over 29%; the Red River Delta and the Mekong Delta with under 10%. Poverty…... [read more]
  • Northwestern mountainous region records highest household poverty rate
The Hanoitimes - The Northwestern mountainous region has the highest number of poor and near-poor households, which account for more than half of its total households, according to preliminary outcomes of a recent survey. The survey, which was released at a meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Hanoi on March 10, reveals that the Northeastern region records the second largest rate of poor and near-poor households with 29 percent, followed by the Red River Delta and the Southeastern regions, both with less than 10 percent. Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong…... [read more]
  • Social News 12/2
Hanoi to get disabled taxi service A taxi service for people with disabilities, the first of its kind in the country, is scheduled to be launched on March 1 in Hanoi. The Thanh Cong Taxi Company, which will operate the service, said that the taxis will be specially designed for the disabled and would meet their travel needs. Hanoi has about 90,000 people with disabilities.- Hanoi: Prisoners granted clemency on Tet Hanoi granted amnesty to 305 inmates, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the largest holiday of the country. A decision to this effect was announced on…... [read more]
  • Poverty reduction haphazard
Tam An According to the central and local steering committees for poverty reduction, the country has all sorts of poverty reduction policies but many have not been implemented effectively due to financial constraints and a lack of coordination among relevant agencies. A review report on poverty reduction last year showed that 149 documents about poverty eradication policies covered most of related fields from loans, healthcare, education, infrastructure development to job generation for poor people, said Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, who is also deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Poverty Reduction.…... [read more]
  • Government News 6/2
Deputy PM receives AIA Chairman and CEO Mark Edward Tucker, Chairman and CEO of the AIA Group Limited, a subsidiary of the New York based American International Group (AIG) insurance company was honoured at a reception on February 5 by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. At the event, Deputy PM Ninh applauded Tucker and the AIA for its contribution to Vietnam’s economic growth and stability, stating that the company has become both a strategic and financial investor in the Vietnamese market. He also called on the AIA, with its vast financial resources to participate in more projects to develop…... [read more]
  • Poverty reduction still challenging
Female employees at Hien Luong Bamboo and Rattan Co.,Ltd in Ha Noi's Phu Tuc Commune make final touches on bamboo baskets. The work has enabled them to make extra money in addition to their main income from farming. During an online conference on poverty reduction yesterday, State officials said businesses should be given incentives to invest in rural and mountainous areas, thus providing jobs to locals. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday called on ministries and local governments to bring the national poverty rate below five per cent within the year.…... [read more]
  • Prime Minister asks for effective poverty reduction efforts
The teleconference in Hanoi on Feb.5 (Photo: VNA) Poverty reduction efforts yielded encouraging outcomes in 2014, particularly in disadvantaged areas, but more practical measures are needed to make achievements more sustainable, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung highlighted at a national teleconference in Hanoi on February 5. According to preliminary reports, the number of households under the poverty line in Vietnam decreased from 7.8 percent in 2013 to 5.8-6 percent by the end of 2014. Impoverished districts saw the number of low-income families reduce to 33.2 percent from 38.2 percent in 2013. However, such outcomes remain unsustainable due to the persistently…... [read more]
  • PM asks for effective poverty reduction efforts
The teleconference in Hanoi on Feb.5 (Photo: VNA) Poverty reduction efforts yielded encouraging outcomes in 2014, particularly in disadvantaged areas, but more practical measures are needed to make achievements more sustainable, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung highlighted at a national teleconference in Hanoi on February 5. According to preliminary reports, the number of households under the poverty line in Vietnam decreased from 7.8 percent in 2013 to 5.8-6 percent by the end of 2014. Impoverished districts saw the number of low-income families reduce to 33.2 percent from 38.2 percent in 2013. However, such outcomes remain unsustainable due to the persistently…... [read more]
  • Press digest – February 3
PM to host teleconference on poverty reduction PM Nguyen Tan Dung will chair a teleconference on February 5 to review outcomes in poverty reduction in 2014 and devise a plan for 2015. Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh, Head of the Central Steering Committee for Sustainable Poverty Reduction (CSPR) will co-chair the conference. The event will bring together the Committee’s members and representatives from the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, the Central Committees of the Viet Nam Veterans’ Association and the Viet Nam Farmers’ Association. Global leaders congratulate Vietnamese Party Leaders from China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and…... [read more]



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