|Viet Nam has 53 ethnic minority groups, which account for more than 13 per cent of its population. Many live in poverty in remote areas.— Photo binhdinh.gov.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued an instruction on Wednesday that aimed to improve Government management over ethnic minority affairs.
Viet Nam has 53 ethnic minority groups, which account for more than 13 per cent of its population. Many live in poverty in remote areas.
The instruction gave policy development directions to relevant ministries. The Ministry of Investment and Planning was asked to propose policies to develop the key products of each region, while the Ministry of Investment and Planning was asked to amend the Law on Investment to create favourable conditions for investment in remote and mountainous areas. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was assigned to stabilise ethnic minority residency and tackle the problem of nomadism.
The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to improve training and job creation policies for ethnic minority groups as well as programmes supporting ethnic minorities to work abroad. The Ministry of Home Affairs, meanwhile, needed policies on training and recruiting ethnic minorities to take part in the political system.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade was told to develop power infrastructure in regions populated by ethnic minority groups, in addition to establishing a commercial development programme for these regions. The ministries of education and training, industry and trade and health were also asked to create supportive policies for ethnic minority groups. — VNS