Over VND8.17 bil spent on reducing poverty in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved the project for Poverty Reduction in HCMC’s urban in 2016.

As per the project, it will support the city’s Statistics Office to conduct a survey on the poverty rate and carry out Vietnamese people’s living standard including immigrants. In addition, it will list poverty households, families whose economic condition is close to poverty line. 

Moreover, it will build up data of poor households and support the government's all levels as well as issue new mechanism for the city’s living quality and modernization.

The United Nations Development Program-funded project costs VND8.17 billion (US$366,285), focusing on supervising and analyzing poverty-related matters to provide information for adopting new policies, poverty-reduction program and eco-society growth from which effectively resolve poverty-related issues.

If it is successful as planned, the project will be used to serve for new poverty reduction policies in other cities and urbans.

By Minh Huy - Translated by Anh Quan

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