Tien Giang to step up sustainable poverty reduction

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in coordination with the Republic Ireland has engaged in a project to help Vietnam in sustainable poverty reduction during the period of 2012-2016.    Illustrative image The project’s concrete objective is to support the implementation of the Vietnamese Government’s Resolution 80/NQ-CP on directions of sustainable poverty reduction (2011-2020) and the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction (2011-2015).It targets eight pilot provinces of Ha Giang, Dien Bien, Cao Bang and Bac Kan in the north, Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai in the central region, Kon Tum in the Central Highlands and the Mekong Delta…... [read more]

This contributed to Vietnam’s goal of achieving sustainable economic growth while ensuring social security and improving people’s lives in remote, disadvantaged areas. The Vietnamese government has approved a national target program on sustainable poverty reduction from now until 2020, which will cost more than US$2 billion. The program has set a target of reducing the national poverty rate 1 to 1.5% each year based on multi-dimensional poverty criteria.It will also try to increase the per capita income of people living under the poverty line to 50% above what it was at the end of 2015.One of new program’s initiatives is to merge…... [read more]

NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked concerned ministries and sectors to continue to increase the budget to the government's programme on sustainable poverty reduction. The PM made the request on the morning of May 8 while chairing the video conference reviewing the six-year implementation of the Government's Resolution No.30a on the support of rapid and sustainable poverty reduction in the poorest districts nationwide. According to the Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Resolution No.30a issued in late 2008 intended to increase the socio-economic development and poverty reduction in mountainous, ethnic and disadvantaged districts throughout the…... [read more]

In recent years, poverty reduction programmes have made significant progress, which has been acknowledged by the international community, thanks to successful socio-economic development strategy in the 2001-2010 period.However, according to the Steering Board of the National Targeted Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction, the results of poverty reduction are not sustainable and the gap between rich and poor is increasing, especially in areas with many poor families. Many snags remain, such as overlapping programmes, lack of consistent policies and resources and unclear separation between poverty reduction and social welfare policies.At the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs,…... [read more]

For years, Ho Chi Minh City has gained achievement in poverty reduction which is a contributable factor to keep political and social order.Currently, it has carried out multi-dimensional poverty reduction program for the period 2016-2020. In the third phase, more than 93,000 households in the city have escaped poverty. By statistics, 34,800 households are no longer rated as poor households in 2011 meanwhile 29,968 and 28,300 households no longer needed support of the government for low-income households in 2012 and 2013 respectively, helping to decrease the rate of poverty households from 5.69 percent in 2011 to 0.57 percent in 2013.Accordingly…... [read more]

Illustration photo The resolution stipulates the responsibilities of all-level fatherland front committees and the VFF’s member organizations in working with state agencies of the same level to supervise the implementation of sustainable poverty reduction and the building of new-style rural areas and civilized urban areas.It also clarifies the responsibilities of the Government, ministries, central-level agencies and localities in coordinating and creating favorable conditions for fatherland front committees of the same level and the VFF’s member organizations to effectively implement sustainable poverty reduction and build new-style rural areas and civilized urban areas.The contents of collaboration between the two sides include mobilizing…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked Hoa Binh province to pay more attention to sustainable poverty reduction while visiting the northern mountainous locality on May 14-15.At a working session with provincial officials on May 15, he noted that despite certain achievements, Hoa Binh still faces an array of difficulties with 74% of the local population being ethnic minority people, mostly Muong ethnics.He told the province to fine-tune its development plan on the basis of local natural and social conditions, and pinpoint priorities for investment.While it is necessary to step up the building of new-style rural areas, Hoa…... [read more]

  Lich Van Quan, vice chairman of the Nhu Khe commune People’s Committee in Yen Son district of the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, says since 2006 his commune has worked directly with businesses in need of recruiting local workers to work abroad. As a result, the commune has sent 102 locals to work in Malaysia, Qatar and (Chinese) Taiwan over the past two years, who remitted back to their homes VND3.2 billion.     A national target programme on poverty reduction was launched in 1998 and was included in the five-year development plan of the Government and provinces.…... [read more]

The Vietnamese Government sets targets of reducing poverty rate by 4% a year, and focusing resources on the poorest hamlets, communes and districts nationwide In 2012, over 50% of ethnic people in Viet Nam lived below the poverty line, with 31% being poor in terms of food. The poverty reduction in the ethnic minority areas progressed slowly in the fields of education, healthcare, safe water, hygiene and housing. In 2011, the Vietnamese Government set targets of reducing poverty rate by 4% a year, and focusing resources on the poorest hamlets, communes and districts nationwide. The target program on sustainable poverty…... [read more]

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has achieved targets on sustainable poverty reduction in disadvantaged areas thanks partly to a project funded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ireland Embassy, heard a conference in Hanoi on November 22. The project, which was to support the implementation of the Vietnamese Government’s Resolution 80/NQ-CP on sustainable poverty reduction in 2011-2020 and the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction (NTP-SPR) in 2011-2015, helped Vietnam realise sustainable poverty reduction goals in mountainous, coastal and ethnic minority areas.... [read more]