Policy reform to enhance development in ethnic minority areas

04/03/2022 03:21 PM

Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh has signed a decision on policy reform to support the national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2021-2030.

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As part of efforts to improve human development indicators, the Ministry of Education and Training this month will start the second phase of a project to strengthen the teaching of the Vietnamese language among pre-school and primary pupils in these areas.

The ministry will complete a draft circular on boarding schools for ethnic minority students and a similar circular for semi-boarding schools for ethnic minority students.

In March, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will issue a circular on careers and employment consultations and start-up support for students at vocational training centres.

Meanwhile, the Government will release a resolution on the monthly allowances of medical staff and midwives in ethnic minority areas.

In March, the Government plans to issue a decree on the management of the programmes, including the designing plan with the local communities' engagement, general regulations on supporting production development, and regulations for small-scale infrastructure projects.

At the same time, the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs will make public a circular on the supervision and evaluation of the national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas in 2021-2030, focusing on gender equality. —VNS