The provincial Department of Construction reported that 279 families in Quang Ninh are in temporary accommodations, of which 205 should be granted with new houses and 74 others need home upgrades. 

Quang Ninh to improve locals' housing with funding from economic sectors (Photo for illustration)

Acting Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Tuong Huy asked the department to coordinate with other departments, agencies and localities in reviewing all cases to propose specific plans, expected to be completed on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the province.

Since 2011, nearly 5,000 poor households in Quang Ninh have benefited from many housing programs and policies.

Quang Ninh is the first locality in the country to have completed the National Target Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction, three years ahead of schedule. It is shifting towards the building and implementation of new multidimensional poverty standards, higher than the national average.

As of the end of 2022, Quang Ninh’s multidimensional poverty rate dropped to only 0.067%, only after Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

The province now counts 2,454 near-poor households, making up 0.63% of the local total, and no poor households.

It has put forth poverty standards for 2023-2025 which are higher than the national, and match its socio-economic conditions, striving to reduce the poverty rate in line with the multidimensional standards to below 0.05%.

Source: VNA