Teacher Nguyen Manh Hung, Vice Principal of Hoang Van Thu high School, Hoa Binh province, in October was honored to receive the 2023 Thai Princess award.
At Hoa Binh city, Hoa Binh province, the launching ceremony of the Campaign to increase access to family planning services in ethnic minority and mountainous provinces with high fertility rates took place.
The whole of Hoa Binh province currently has 73/129 communes meeting new rural standards. In which, 28 communes meet advanced new rural standards and 1 commune meets model new rural standards.
Clearly identifying sustainable poverty reduction as a key, regular and long-term task, contributing to improving the people's quality of life, ensuring the social security, recently, Binh Hem commune (Lac) Son) has deployed many appropriate solutions synchronously and flexibly. Thanks to that, the commune has achieved a vlot of positive results in poverty reduction.
Recently, the Red Cross of Tan Lac district has organized many practical, meaningful, and humane activities, targeting the vulnerable people, the poor, and the people in difficult circumstances, contributing to helping them in their life.
For many years, the province has strengthened leadership, direction, and mobilization of participation from all of the levels, branches, agencies, and units to help the poor access and benefit from sustainable poverty reduction programs and projects. Through integrating the resources, the appearance of the rural areas and the lives of the poor in the areas of the ethnic minorities in the province are gradually improved.
On November 27th, at the Provincial Cultural Palace, the Provincial Steering Committee for Population and Development coordinated with the Department of Population - Ministry of Health to organize the Launching Campaign to increase the access to family planning services in the areas of the ethnic minorities and the mountainous ones with high birth rates. There was the attendance of Mr. Nguyen Van Toan, the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, the Head of the Provincial Steering Committee for Population and Development; the representatives of the Department of Population and a number of departments and branches of the province.
Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province has developed a lot of solutions to mobilize resources to invest in education and training infrastructure according to national standards associated with the implementation of the new rural development program.
In 2022, Kim Boi began implementing the national target programme for new-style rural building following the guidelines, instructions, and criteria set for 2021-2025, which include several changes and additions with higher criteria requirements. The district has promptly adapted and mobilised the concerted effort from its entire political system, making notable progress so far.
Lac Son district currently has over 131,000 people participating in health insurance, reaching a coverage rate of 93.2%. The district is drastically implementing solutions to fulfil the coverage target of 94.7% as assigned by the province.
The preferential lending programs of the Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) have helped many ethnic minority households in Tan Lac district develop their economies, overcoming difficulties and escaping poverty sustainaly.
Identifying the care for and protection of the rights and interests of workers as the focal task, the Labour Federation of Yen Thuy district in Hoa Binh province has brought into play the role of trade unions, thereby winning trust from employees of agencies, units, and enterprises and helping promote emulation movements to contribute to local socio-economic development.
Effective use of concessional loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) has been seen as a "key” for poor households and policy beneficiaries in the mountainous district of Da Bac to improve income and better the quality of life towards sustainable poverty reduction.
The association of the elderly of Hang Tram town continues to be one of the leading units in the emulation movement "The Old age – the Bright example” in Yen Thuy district in 2023. It has made efforts to promote its core role in building a strong association organisation in the locality.
Hoa Binh won two prizes at the "Listening to your children” contest held by the Vietnam Women’s Union to raise gender equality awareness among ethnic students.
In recent years, Women’s Union chapters in Hoa Binh province have paid attention to creating jobs and supporting women to start their businesses, especially for poor women and those in remote and ethnic minority areas.
We visited Houaphanh province in Laos for the first time in May 2023. During the trip, our Lao friend enthusiastically shared that there is a man named Phu Son Tham Ma Vi Say in the local Don village who has his origin from the Muong ethnic group and was the former Deputy Governor of Houaphanh.
As a first-tier hospital subordinate to the provincial Health Department, the General Hospital of Hoa Binh province has 804 staff members working at 44 departments and divisions. With 850 patient beds, it is currently the leading healthcare institution of the province. Over the recent past, a number of comprehensive measures have been carried out to improve the quality of public health care, said Director of the hospital Nguyen Hoang Dieu.
Currently, there are over 228,500 children (accounting for 26.11% of the province's population) in our province. Among them, there are nearly 3,000 children with special circumstances and 54,113 children at risk of falling into special circumstances (nearly 50 thousand children from poor and near-poor households).
On November 15, Hoa Binh Province organized a march to propagate and promote the Month of Action for gender equality and gender-based violence prevention.
In Dong Se village, Nhuan Trach commune, Luong Son district, everyone knows the families of Bui Van Nhi and Hoang Hai Hoi as role models in donating land for the building of new-style rural areas. The road in Dong Se hamlet has been expanded and concretised, creating a vibrant rural picture, facilitating the exchange of goods and promoting local socio-economic development.
The implementation of the National Target Programme for Socio-Economic Development of Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas (2021 - 2025) during two and a half past years has met the expectations of ethnic minorities in the locality, giving a facelift to ethnic and mountainous areas.
According to the Provincial Bank for Social Policies Branch, implementing the loan program for production and business households in difficult areas, from the beginning of the year until now, the unit has disbursed 92.7 billion VND to 1,953 households receiving loans. The total outstanding debt of this credit program has reached more than 685 billion VND with more than 17.2 thousand customers with outstanding debt.
In 10 months of 2023, 22,398 poor, near-poor households and policy beneficiaries in Hoa Binh province received preferential loans from the Bank for Social Policies. Disbursement for 13 credit programs, loan turnover reached more than 888.6 billion VND. Total outstanding policy credit debt in the province reaches 4,553.5 billion VND/125,890 outstanding customers.