LAM DONG (VNS)— The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has earmarked VND15.5 billion (US$738,000) to support poor and ethnic minority people this year.
The fund will be spent on buying plant varieties for poor and ethnic minority households who wish to switch to new crops to increase their incomes. Money will also be allocated to the 110 poorest communes.
In addition, poor and ethnic minority families without access to electricity will be given five litres of kerosene this year.
Furthermore, the province will install speaker systems in poor communes to assist in communal activities.— VNS