HCM City holds first ethnic minority congress

The first Representative Congress of Ethnic Minority Groups of Ho Chi Minh City opened on Dec. 27, attracting 486 delegates from 26 ethnic minority groups in the city.

The congress emphasized the need to further promote the role of patriotic personalities, intellectuals as well as people of ethnic minority groups and religions to contribute to the city’s development.

Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Le Thanh Hai (R) presents certificates of merit to outstanding delegates at the Congress (Photo: SGGP)

City authorities defined implementation of comprehensive socio-economic development measures and provision of better care for ethnic minority people as two of the city’s major tasks in the coming time.

HCM City currently has more than 1,300 Party members who are ethnic minority people, up 154 percent compared with 2004. Ethnic minority people account for almost 12 percent of the total number of members of the city’s political and social organizations.

Sources: Vietnam News Agency, SGGP

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