Legislators discuss socio-economic development for ethnic minorities

Saturday, 2019-11-02 11:44:07
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NDO/VNA - The National Assembly debated an overall plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited, mountainous and extremely disadvantaged areas, during a plenary sitting in Hanoi on November 1, the 10th day of sitting of the ongoing eighth session.

Deputies agreed on the need to build the plan and to integrate ethnic-related policies into a national target programme during the 2021-2030 period, targeting ethnic minority groups in extremely disadvantaged communes.

The Party and State have paid attention to investment policies in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous regions, they said, noting higher growth rates recorded in the localities.

They also focused their discussion on limitations in socio-economic development in these areas and solutions to the problems.

Regarding capital for the implementation of the plan, some suggested mobilising all social resources and devising investment attraction policies.

After the discussion, Minister-Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Do Van Chien clarified issues raised by the deputies.

In her closing remarks, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said the NA’s Standing Committee will instruct relevant agencies to perfect the overall plan before submitting it to the legislature.

In the afternoon, lawmakers looked into a draft resolution on the removal of fines for late tax payments and late tax payments for insolvent taxpayers, delay in the issuance of mineral and water resources exploitation rights, among others.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha and Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung joined the discussion.

The NA is scheduled to hear reports on crime combat, execution of criminal judgements and anti-corruption on November 4.