|HCM City will continue to improve the lives of ethnic people through various policies, a meeting on ethnic cultural development heard on February 16. – Photo nld.com.vn|
HCM CITY – HCM City has implemented a number of policies to improve the lives of ethnic people, Trần Kim Yến, chairwoman of the local unit of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, has said.
Speaking at a meeting between city authorities and representatives of ethnic peoples on February 16, she said their contributions to revive the economy post-COVID had been significant.
The city had numerous policies for improving ethnic people’s lives, including for education and cultural preservation, she said.
She hoped ethnic minorities would continue to contribute to the city’s development.
Nguyễn Hồ Hải, deputy secretary of the local Party Committee, said the city had always communicated with ethnic peoples, focused on implementing policies and provided safety nets to improve their lives.
Relevant organisations should adhere to the city’s policies for ethnic minorities, such as waiving tuition fee for Chăm and Khmer students and providing subsidies to ethnic teachers and researchers, he said.
“HCM City will create favourable conditions for ethnic groups to promote their culture and contribute to the economy.”
It would carefully listen to their opinions and suggestions, he promised.
Lang Phúc Hương, chairman of the Tân Quý Ward Association for Promoting Education in Tân Phú District, called on the city to help ethnic students take advantage of encouragement policies, provide them with vocational training and help them find jobs.
The meeting was held by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to discuss ethnic cultural development plans.
There are 54 ethnic groups in the country. – VNS