A series of policies and measures have been devised and implemented by authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh in recent years to improve the spiritual and material life of the Khmer community. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dũng
TRÀ VINH — A series of policies and measures have been devised and implemented by authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh in recent years to improve the spiritual and material life of the Khmer community.
Trà Vinh is home to nearly 328,000 Khmer people, accounting for 31.5 per cent of the locality’s population.
Kiên Ninh, head of the provincial Committee of Ethnic Affairs, said Trà Vinh had been allocated nearly VNĐ52 billion (US$2.24 million) from the central budget to build 76 infrastructure works in specially disadvantaged communes in line with the Government’s Programme 135.
Nearly 800 local households were supported in promoting production activities, diversifying livelihoods and expanding models for poverty reduction.
The locality is focusing on the disbursement of VNĐ9 billion in non-refundable assistance sourced from the Irish Government for the building of 10 infrastructure projects, expected to be completed in 2019.
The Social Policy Bank’s transaction offices in the province disbursed a total amount of VNĐ25 billion, helping nearly 800 local households access loans for their production development.
Khmer people in Trà Vinh have also benefited from many other policies, especially those related to legal assistance.
The provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee have also paid attention to preserving cultural values of Khmer people through organising traditional festivals.
By the end of 2018, there were reportedly 16,000 poor household in the province, marking a year-on-year decrease of 2.46 percent.
Of which, it recorded a 4.4 percent decline of poor households among the Khmer community. — VNS