Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction

January 20, 2022 | 11:01
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently signed a decision approving the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period with total funding of at least 75 trillion VND (3.3 billion USD).
Gov’t approves 2021-2025 national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction
National target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period approved by the Government - Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi - Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently signed a decision approving the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for the 2021-2025 period with total funding of at least 75 trillion VND (3.3 billion USD).

The overall goal of the programme is to achieve multidimensional, inclusive and sustainable poverty reduction. It will be carried out nationwide, with the focus on poor districts and extremely disadvantageous communes in lowland and coastal areas and on islands.

The programme targets to reduce the nationwide poverty rate by 1-1.5 percent, by over 3 percent among ethnic minority households, and by 4-4.5 percent in poor districts per year.

The number of poor and near-poor households is expected to decrease by half by 2025.

All poor districts and communes with extremely difficult conditions in the lowland, coastal areas and islands will receive assistance to invest in upgrading socio-economic infrastructure, serving locals’ livelihood, and boosting production and trade, and providing basic social services.

The rate of children from poor and near-poor households going to school at the right age will reach 90 percent, according to the programme.

VNA

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