More effort to meet poverty reduction target in 2017 (16:34 17/05/2017)

HNP - The Municipal People’s Committee issued Official Letter 2272/UBND-KGVX dated May 12, requesting city’s agencies, sectors, unions, People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns to meet poverty reduction target in 2017.

Accordingly, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is responsible for cooperating with People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns and relevant units to act as advisor to the city; building, amending and supplementing policies on supporting poor households and marginally poor households, especially poor households in ethnic minority areas and poor households with social protection beneficiaries, and policies on supporting communes with high poverty rate, thus striving to reach poverty reduction target. The Department shall sum up information and report to the Municipal People’s Committee as well as Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.   
The Ha Noi Committee for Ethnic Affairs is in charge of implementing plan on socio-economic development in mountainous ethnic minority areas in the period of 2016 to 2020, improving ability to access basic social services of the people in ethnic minority areas, mountainous communes and communes as well as villages in especially difficult circumstances.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is in charge of realizing agriculture, forestry and fishery promotion program; building and further applying model of poverty reduction in accordance with their assignment; carrying out national target program on new-style rural area development in association with national target program on poverty reduction in Ha Noi.

People’s Committees of districts, suburban districts and towns shall take following actions:

- Increase popularization; improve people’s and officials’ awareness of poverty reduction; prepare plans and measures to increase the local’s access to basic social services; regularly update information about poor and marginally poor households, exploit and use the poor and marginally poor household management software effectively; analyze causes of poverty, and classify the poor households according to their demand for help, thus suggesting proper policies on poverty reduction and implementing them effectively;

- Develop production, business, promotion of agriculture and industry, and building of new-style rural areas; improve people’s living conditions; develop and further apply the effective poverty reduction models in accordance with condition of localities; encourage the development of occupations, especially traditional and small-scale occupations, and support introduction as well as consumption of products; offer loans for poor households, marginally poor households and households recently escaping from poverty;

- Realize policies on supporting basic social services for poor households and marginally poor households, and realize multidimensional poverty reduction, such as policies on medical and health care, education, housing, access to information, clean water and environmental sanitation; further implement supporting policies, such as policies on legal assistance, helping people with electric bills, and encouraging cremation.

By Mai Phuong

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