Yen Thuy district of Hoa Binh province has paid attention to mobilising resources to implement programmes, projects and policies for ethnic minorities to improve people's livelihoods and strengthen the great national unity bloc. The district currently has a total of 17,310 households, of them over 12,000 are ethnic minority families.

 A corner of Nghia hamlet, Lac Sy commune, Yen Thuy district.

Lac Sy is the most remote and disadvantaged commune of Yen Thuy district with 99% of its population being Muong ethnic minority people. Vice Chairman of the Lac Sy People’s Committee Bui Van Chung said over the last few years, the commune has received investment to improve infrastructure and production. Now, it has 7 km of asphalted and concreted inter-commune roads, and 53.6% of its intra-village roads are consolidated. Irrigation works serve 85.2% of agricultural production areas. All households in the commune have access to electricity supply.

The commune’s kindergarten meets national standards, and its boarding primary and secondary schools for ethnic minority children are striving to meet national standards by the end of 2024. For years, the district has always paid attention to socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas. Programmes, projects, and policies for ethnic minority people have been effectively implemented by Party Committees and authorities at all levels.

Under the National Target Programme on Socio-economic Development in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas, from 2022-2024, the district received over 150 billion VND, of which over 82.5 billion USD was spent on infrastructure construction. In 2024, the district was allocated nearly 68 billion VND to implement 27 projects to improve local people’s living conditions, particularly those for ethnic minorities.

Programmes, projects and policies for ethnic minorities have been implemented and achieved important results in the district. Many rural infrastructure works have been built and upgraded, gradually meeting the needs of local people, especially those in disadvantaged ethnic minority areas. Many production models are generating positive results, helping to reduce the number of poor households in the locality.
Moreover, the cultural and spiritual lives of local people have been constantly improved, and the political security, social order and safety have been maintained.

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