|A new house is handed over to a poor family in Soc Trang Province.
As a poor Khmer ethnic household, Thach Quyt and his wife of Chau Thanh town only dared to dream about having a new house. Now that dream has come true thanks to the project.
Quyt recalled, “The State granted our old house to my parents who then gave it to my family. It had been 20 years and dilapidated. The Ministry of Public Security and the local administration have rebuilt the house, so now we feel secure.”
Chau Thanh district has 70 households receiving financial support to build houses like Thach Quyt’s family.
Le Hoang Nuoi, Secretary of the town’s Party Committee, told VOV that as Chau Thanh was assigned to pilot the project, the local administration closely monitored the construction process to ensure the correct design, technical standards, and implementation schedule.
“Priority is given to poor households which satisfied the standards set by the Ministry of Public Security,” said Nuoi.
|Authorities help poor people build houses.
Like Chau Thanh District, Vinh Chau town and Ke Sach district were allocated funds to build 580 houses, most of which were earmarked for poor Khmer households.
Truong Thi Thu Xuan of Vinh Chau Town, a recepient of the the support, said, “My previous house was degraded, dilapidated, and cramped. Now we are very happy to have a new house and are trying to work hard to make the family’s economy more stable.”
Under the design, a house is 4 meters wide and nearly 10 meters long and built with highly durable materials.
The Ministry of Public Security mobilized resources outside of the state budget to build 1,200 houses totaling nearly 2.5 million USD. Each house was worth 2,500 USD, of which 2,000 USD was taken from social resources. The rest was supported by the locality.
“The entire local police force was mobilized to help people build houses. Intern security students also got involved,” said Do Van Tan, Chief of the Thuan Hoa commune police in Chau Thanh district.
Le Van Nhieu, Deputy Chairman of Lac Hoa Commune People’s Committee in Vinh Chau town, said that they had coordinated with functional agencies and hamlet authorities to help the locals construct the new houses.
“With the new, spacious houses to live in, the people feel secure to work,” said Tan.
|A house for a poor household under construction.
As part of the National Target Program for Sustainable Poverty Reduction until 2025, the new houses were handed over for poor and near-poor households before National Day, September 2 this year, helping them realize the dream of having a strong, new home, ensure social security in the locality, and demonstrate the Vietnamese tradition of mutual love and affection.
(All photos provided by the Soc Trang Provincial Police)