Survey gathers information about 53 ethnic minorities

Update: January, 10/2015 - 09:18
HA NOI (VNS)  — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved a project that will collect socio-economic information on the country's 53 ethnic minority groups.

The survey project aims to systematise data on the groups so the State can more easily manage their affairs. Authorities in localities inhabited by ethnic minority groups, and officials working in relevant central, provincial and municipal offices, will conduct surveys on ethnic minority households.

They will collect information on population distribution, access to infrastructure and services, social welfare, human resources training and development, health care, sanitation and religion.

The survey will be carried out every five years on July 1 in years ending in the numbers 4 and 9. The first survey will be implemented in the first quarter of 2015. — VNS