Dien Bien province targets 3% in annual poverty reduction
The northern province of Dien Bien has planned to reduce the poverty rate by 3% per year from now until 2020, cutting household poverty rates by 4% each year on average in poor districts and communes.
Residents in Song Da ward, Muong Lay town develop mushroom production for poverty reduction. (Photo: dienbientv.vn)
Among its targets, the province will strive to obtain economic growth of 6.8% per year, per capita income of USD1,800 to USD2,000 per year, and 30% of the communes reaching 15-19 criteria of the program on building new style rural areas.
In terms of education, the province targets to help 99% of pupils reach the standard of primary, secondary and high school education, and train 7,800-8,200 labourers.
Efforts will also be made to provide 11 doctors per 10,000 residents and help 100% of poor people have access to basic social services.
Accordingly, the province will issue policies facilitating the building of infrastructure and supporting poor districts and communes, as well as poor families in production.
Central and local budgets will be spent on carrying out vocational training and job creation programs, and developing agricultural production in line with industrial, service and urban development. All is for the target of sustainable poverty reduction, and limiting the number of families falling into poverty again.
According to the 2015 population survey, there are currently 57,214 poor families in the province, accounting for 48.14% and 9,135 families living near the poverty line, accounting for 7.69%./.
( Compiled by VNF )