NA Standing Vice Chairwoman attends Dak Lak’s Ethnic Minorities Congress

Friday, 2019-11-29 17:14:30
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NA Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong speaks at the congress. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Politburo member and National Assembly Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong joined local authorities and ethnic minority delegates at the Dak Lak Province’s third Ethnic Minorities Congress, which was held in Buon Ma Thuot city on November 28-29.

She attended the congress along with 282 delegates representing 667,322 ethnic people in the province.

Reports at the event showed that Thai Nguyen has 48 ethnic minority groups, accounting for 35.7% of the provincial population. In the past five years, the province has effectively implemented the Party and State’s policies on supporting the ethnic community, while also developing its own specific policies for ethnic minorities in order to boost the local socio-economic development in the ethnic areas. Up to now, 43 communes in the province have reached 19 criteria under the new-style rural area building.

Speaking at the event, NA Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong spoke highly of efforts and achievements made by Dak Lak in the fields of socio-economic development, especially in ethnic affairs, poverty reduction and building a new-style countryside, as well as employing more public staff who are of ethnic minorities.

She also suggested the province continue to focus on implementing improved policies, improving the lives of ethnic minorities and enhancing opportunities for them to have better and fairer access to the national and local socio-economic development achievements.

The province should promote its capacity in addressing legitimate rights and interests for ethnic compatriots, as well as handling issues related to them, she added.