Gia Lai province urged to provide further support to ethnic minority groups

Monday, 2019-11-25 16:31:30
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Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaking at the conference (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the Central Highlands of Gia Lai to continue focus their resources on the infrastructure of the areas where local ethnic minority groups are living.

He made the statement while attending a congress of Gia Lai ethnic minority groups which took place on November 25.

In his speech, Deputy PM Binh highlighted the strategic location of Gia Lai province and praised the province for its achievements in ethnic affairs.

Deputy PM Binh also urged local authorities in the province to support ethnic minority groups regarding socio-economic development and education while stepping up efforts to preserve the unique culture of each group.

Gia Lai province is home to nearly 700,000 people belonging to ethnic minority groups, accounting for nearly half of the province’s total population.

With its appropriate policies to support such communities, Gia Lai’s overall poverty rate fell from 19.71% in 2015 to 10.04% in 2018 while the poverty rate among the ethnic minority population also dropped by an annual average of 6.37% to 21% at the end of 2018.

On the same day, Deputy PM Binh presented 50 bicycles to poor ethnic students in Mol Trang village, Ia Dom commune, Duc Co district.