Under the chair of Man, the N.A. Standing Committee discussed the Government’s report on results of the implementation of the National Target Program on socio-economic development in the mountainous and ethnic-inhabited areas for the 2021 - 2030 period.


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Minister-Chairman of the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh said that over the past time, the Government has directed the Ministries of Planning and Investment, and Finance to give the highest priority to the programme; and have a plan to balance more than 50 trillion VND (2.2 billion USD) worth of investment capital and more than 54 trillion VND worth of regular spending for the program’s projects and sub-projects in accordance with the plan approved by the legislature.

N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said that, after more than one year, the implementation of the program has not met the requirements on progress. Therefore, the Government needs to clearly review its responsibilities, clearly state objective and subjective causes and have solutions to address them.

He proposed quickly perfecting the Steering Committee for the implementation of the program from the central to local levels, and allocating investments for localities in line with their budget autonomy proportions, and in accordance with other programs.

Man suggested the Government focus on directing and soon promulgating investment decisions, and documents on management, administration and implementation of the program; making plans, road-maps, tasks and investment solutions for the implementation of the program every year and the 2021– 2025 period; and identifying priority tasks and investment.

He emphasized that this program should be recognised in all national target programs; and the goal is that people really enjoy the benefits from the program, and bring into play the potentials and advantages of the region and the self-reliant spirit of ethnic minorities to gain rapid and sustainable development.

Source: VNA