(HBO) – Programme 135 for the 2016-2020 period has reaped significant outcomes in Lac Son district, Hoa Binh province, and received warm response of local residents.

Under the programme, investments have been poured into infrastructure in localities that are in special difficulties, and the capital has been used for right purposes and subjects, contributing to raising living standards of ethnic minority groups.

Residents in the mountainous commune of Ngoc Son (Lac Son) have planted new varieties of corn with higher productivity and quality

On the basis of guidelines and instructions of the district People’s Committee, the district steering board for national target programmes has mapped out poverty reduction plans with concrete targets and solutions.

It has also issued documents guiding communal People’s Committees and supervision boards how to implement and manage relevant programmes, projects and policies.

Members of the steering boards have been dispatched to localities to help them with the work.

Thanks to the programme, pressing issues regarding housing, land, health care and education for poor and near-poor households have been settled in a timely manner. Local poor people have accessed medical services and have higher income and better living standards. New infrastructure facilities have given a facelift to rural areas, facilitating locals’ travel and production.

The rate of poor households in Lac Son dropped from 38.5 percent in 2016 to 15.15 percent in 2019, with an annual decline of 5.8 percent. The figure in communes in special difficulties stood at 20.05 percent in early 2020, down 24.55 percent as compared with early 2016./.

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