Ha Noi plans to slash poverty rate by 30% in 2023

January 15, 2023 4:36 PM GMT+7

VGP - Ha Noi expects to reduce the number of poor households by 30 percent this year compared to 2022, according to the capital city's recently issued plan on poverty reduction.

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The VND1.58 trillion (US$68.7 million) plan targets to support poor households on welfare, ethnic minority people, those suffering severe illnesses, with a disability, or those of the non-working age group. Poor households are expected to have favorable access to basic social services such as healthcare, education, housing, clean water, hygiene, or job placement.

To achieve these objectives, Ha Noi would accelerate ongoing projects to support the people in need, including those on "diversifying livelihoods and promoting poverty reduction models", "supporting businesses/production activities and improving nutrition for the poor", "supporting vocational training for sustainable job security", "raising public awareness on poverty reduction", "raising supervision capabilities on the implementation of poverty reduction program".

The municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs was assigned to coordinate with relevant agencies and people's committees of districts in supporting poor and near-poor households, especially during Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which is the most important and biggest festival for Vietnamese.

Priority should be given to poor households, especially those of ethnic minority groups and families on welfare.

District people's committees are asked to periodically review the local poverty situation to provide the poor with timely relief.

The Ha Noi Fatherland Front Committee was tasked to supervise the classification of poor and near-poor households and those with average living standards, ensuring that aid reaches the right beneficiaries.

Ha Noi is home to 2,134 poor households, equivalent to 0.095 percent of its population, and 22,263 near-poor households, or 0.99 percent, as of the end of 2022.

Kim Loan