People’s Council in Ho Chi Minh City October 15 toured to Can Gio District to oversee the government’s poverty reduction implementation program for the period 2014-2015.
According to a report issued by the district, in early 2014, Can Gio District has nearly 9,500 households whose incomes are near or below the country’s poverty line. Of which, around 246 families prioritized under the social welfare policies. Can Gio has the most poverty households in the city with 41 percent of its' population.
In nine first months of the year, the district authorities helped 1,100 households to escape poverty, reducing district's poverty rate around 35 percent and it is hoped that by the end of 2015, the rate of poverty households would be cut down to 25 percent, the report said.
However, it still can not achieve the target of 3 percentage of poverty households set by the city authorities.
In first nine months of 2014, district authorities provided training to nearly 1,500 laborers, percentage of trained workers reached 24 percent compared to the year’s targeted plan. Many children of families whose incomes are near or below the country’s poverty line are jobless though they have graduated from universities or colleges.
Teams from the People’s Council fretted that proportion of trained laborers is so low that it would badly affect the quality of workforce.
Vice chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Truong Thi Anh proposed the district authorities re-considering and assess socio-economy development planning to offer employment to laborers.
Moreover, the district should pay more attention to families in serving the cause of the nation’s revolutionary struggle, she added.
People’s Council delegation also asked district authorities to send the list of children of poverty households who are graduates but jobless to the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs which would help them to look for jobs soon.