|Terraced rice fields in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region. (Source: VNA)
The overall objective of the program on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas until 2030, with the first phase from now to 2025, is to fully tap the potential and advantages of ethnic minority and mountainous areas, promote economic development, ensure social security, and put in place rapid and sustainable poverty reduction.
The program aims to reduce the rate of poor households by more than 3% per year.
All schools and medical stations will be upgraded, and 99% of households will have access to electricity.
Up to 90% of ethnic minorities will have access to clean water and all have television or radio to receive information.
More than 98% of five-year-old children will attend school and at least 98% of ethnic minorities will be covered by health insurance
The program will offer vocational training to more than 2.2 million people.