Today Tue Jun 2022 13:39 PM (GMT)
Language
Headline:
[-] Trà Vinh improves lives of its ethnic Khmer | DIEM UYEN HUPHAVET TRADING & MANUFACTURING ANIMAL MEDICINE CO.,LTD | en.thuocthuydiemuyen.vn Trà Vinh improves lives of its ethnic Khmer

Category: NEWS CENTER » News,  |  Read: 221 |  Print  | Text size


Farmer Thạch Nhựt in Trà Vinh Province's Châu Thành District feeds his cow. He escaped poverty through the province's support policies for ethnic Khmer people. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hoà

TRÀ VINH — Trà Vinh Province’s support policies for ethnic people have helped improve the lives of its Khmer people and reduced their poverty rate.

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province has the second largest number of Khmers – more than 300,000 – in the delta after neighbouring Sóc Trăng, and they account for almost a third of its population.

In recent years its support policies include increased infrastructure construction in areas predominated by the Khmer, helping improve their lives.

It spent more than VNĐ2.1 trillion (US$921 million) in 2016-20 on building roads, irrigation works, power supply systems, schools, and healthcare and other infrastructure.

It also carried out nearly 600 projects using funds donated by foreign governments and non-governmental organisations.

In Châu Thành District, nearly 80 per cent of the population of Đa Lộc Commune is Khmer, and people’s lives have improved significantly since the commune was recognised last year as a new-style rural area.

The commune’s roads have been paved and have greatly improved transportation.

Since most Khmer people in the commune live off farming, to improve their income local authorities have speeded up agricultural restructuring and are training farmers in advanced farming techniques.

They have fostered links between farmers and companies to ensure outlets for agricultural produce.

The commune now has only 28 poor Khmer households, down 78 from 2020.

Đa Lộc used to be an extremely disadvantaged commune, and was added to the Government’s Programme 135, which aims to improve living conditions in poor communes, focusing on production, infrastructure, human resource training, and services.

Phạm Văn Kiệt, chairman of the Đa Lộc People’s Committee, said: “Khmer people in the commune have access to many support policies related to housing, farmlands, soft loans, electricity, and water supply.”

“Most Khmer households who did not have housing or farming lands have been provided lands and have escaped poverty.”

More than 3,000 have received the lands, 3,600 have received support for building houses, 3,300 have got jobs, and 15,000 have received soft loans to undertake farming or do business.

In 2022-30 the province will undertake 10 projects costing a total of VNĐ1.5 trillion ($65.7 million) to help ethnic people improve their living standards under the national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas.

The projects, funded by central and local budgets, will include providing housing and farming lands and supplying water to ethnic people, and building infrastructure.

They will also zone residential areas, provide education and training, preserve traditional cultures in combination with offering tourism services, provide healthcare services, and implement programmes related to gender equality, women and children.

The province plans to ensure ethnic people have an average per capita income of VNĐ80 million ($3,500) by 2025. — VNS


Updated: 04/30/2022
Source vietnamnews.vn


  Other news...

Clearer policy needed for protection priorities: conservation expert

Tech important to promoting dairy industry

Animal husbandry must go high-tech for export expansion


Most viewed in 3 months

Farmers expand breeding of high-value fish in floating cages in Ninh Thuận
NINH THUẬN - Farmers in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận are investing more in marine aquaculture as products could be sold for high price.
Viewed: 237
University lecturer successfully restores Cổ Lũng duck breed
THANH HÓA — A university lecturer was so impressed with the famous Cổ Lũng duck dish of Thanh Hóa Province that he invested his own money into studying and restoring...
Viewed: 226
Sóc Trăng develops effective shrimp farming models
SÓC TRĂNG — Farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Sóc Trăng have begun breeding shrimp, and hope for a yield of 196,000 tonnes this year, according to...
Viewed: 224
Trà Vinh improves lives of its ethnic Khmer
TRÀ VINH — Trà Vinh Province's support policies for ethnic people have helped improve the lives of its Khmer people and reduced their poverty rate.
Viewed: 221
Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu farmers expand breeding of Pacific oysters
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — More farmers in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are earning more income by breeding Pacific oysters in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
Viewed: 211

Most viewed

Farmers earn high incomes from pineapple, shrimp and rice cultivation on same field
KIÊN GIANG - Farmers are seeing higher incomes from using the same field to grow pineapple and rice and breed shrimp in Kiên Giang Province's Gò Quao District.
Viewed: 6016
Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu farmers expand breeding of Pacific oysters
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — More farmers in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are earning more income by breeding Pacific oysters in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
Viewed: 6006
Tuyên Quang rabbit farmer profits from raising New Zealand breed
TUYÊN QUANG - Raising New Zealand rabbits is providing a good income - about VNĐ200 million (US$8,600) net profit per year - to Nguyễn Công Định, living in the northern...
Viewed: 5999


DIEM UYEN HUPHAVET TRADING & MANUFACTURING ANIMAL MEDICINE CO.,LTD

No 7 block D Phuong Liet lake - Thanh Xuan dist, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84) 24 386 91980
Fax: (+84) 24 362 90741
Email: huphavet@gmail.com