National program caps population at 93 million by 2015

The Prime Minister has approved a national target program on population and family planning for the period 2012-2015, which focuses on maintaining a balance and lower birth rate in order to stabilize the population to 115-120 million people by the middle of the 21st century.

The national program on population and family planning aims to raise standards in health .(Photo:KK)

Accordingly, the average number of children born to a child-bearing couple will be fewer in average by the year 2015.

The population will as a result stabilise and not allowed to exceed 93 million by 2015, with the population growth rate being about 1 percent. The ratio of newborn boys to girls will also have to be balanced.

The program aims to test congenital abnormalities and raise the health of the population, physically, intellectually and mentally, meeting the requirements of national industrialization and modernization.

By P.Thao – Translated by Kim Khanh

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