Deputy PM: More Efforts to Further Develop Khmer Areas

The Party and Vietnamese Government will remain efforts to support the development of the Khmer ethnic areas in the Mekong Delta, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung said Monday.

A Khmer festival in southern Viet Nam

Mr. Hung, head of the Government board for the Mekong Delta development, attended a conference in the Can Tho City to review the implementation of an instruction by the Party Secretariat on issues involving Khmer ethnic people in southern Viet Nam.

The Deputy PM said the Khmer-inhabited provinces – Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, An Giang and Bac Lieu – need to focus on development plans for the areas.

The provinces are required to ensure enough residential and farm land for the Khmer people as well as to organize vocational courses and create jobs for them.

He added the Government would continue investing in infrastructural development. Roads in 32 Khmer-inhabited districts will immediately be asphalted.

The Deputy PM reminded local authorities of making efforts to ensure political safety.

The conference discussed many measures of the development of the Khmer areas.

By T.M.T – Translated by Tuong Thuy

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