Attention is always paid to the implementation of socio-economic and cultural development projects and ensuring of defense and security in the ethnic-populated and mountainous areas in a bid to raising the local living standards, Phuc stressed.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the event.

Tuyen Quang is home to more than 20 ethnic groups, with the ethnic minorities accounting for 56.7 percent of the province’s population. The number of reputable people in these communities, who have made significant contribution to the local growth, security and order, amounts to 1,119.

Lauding such contributions, the President recommended related ministries, units, and localities focus on addressing shortcomings in support policies targeting the people.

He highlighted the importance of creating best conditions possible for people to overcome poverty, training reputable personnel, and raising education level, among other works.

Phuc considered the reputable people and village heads role models within their communities and said he believes that they will continue promoting their roles and take the lead in local movements and socio-economic activities.

Source: VNA