Politburo member works with Dien Bien province on ethnic affairs

Thursday, 2019-04-11 13:08:27
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Politburo member Truong Thi Mai speaks at the working session with the Dien Bien provincial Party Committee. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee (PCC) Commission for Mass Mobilisation, had a working session with the Dien Bien provincial Party Committee on April 9-10, concerning the implementation of the ninth PCC’s Resolution No. 24-NQ/TW dated March 12, 2003, on ethnic affairs and the seventh PCC Secretariat’s Directive No. 45-CT/TW dated September 23, 1994, on some affairs in the Hmong ethnic areas.

Mai highly appreciated Dien Bien’s results in the implementation of Resolution 4 and Directive 45, hailing the ethnic and mass mobilisation affairs as the major, comprehensive and radical work for the province, which is home to 19 ethnic communities.

Dien Bien has made progress in improving the income of local people, especially those in the ethnic minority areas, she said, stating that the province has promoted its internal power to implement the new-style rural area building while giving better care to the people in resettlement and border regions.

Mai asked Dien Bien to pay more attention to poverty reduction, particularly for the Cong and Si La ethnic minority groups, as it still remains one of the poorest provinces nationwide, Mai noted.

The Party official said that with its lower rate of poor households compared to other ethnic communities in the province, the Hmong group is a positive bright spot in production and economic development. Lauding the Hmong people’s significant efforts to preserve their cultural and religious lives and identities, she asked for Dien Bien’s policies to give further recognition, praise and care to encourage the ethnic communities as a whole, and the Hmong group in particular, to unite together and join hands to conserve national cultural values.

The province was urged to pay more attention to multidimensional poverty reduction as well as the quality of education and training in order to change the awareness of young people, thereby having resources for economic development and sustainable poverty reduction in the future.

Mai also insisted that Dien Bien should promote the role of elderly people, heads of villages and prestigious people in building the local cultural lives.

Earlier on April 9, Politburo member Mai worked with Dien Bien district on ethnic affairs, while meeting and holding dialogue with 45 elderly people, heads of villages and prestigious people in the four communes of Hua Thanh, Thanh Nua, Muong Pon and Na Than.

On the occasion, the working delegation presented 25 gifts to elderly people, heads of villages and prestigious people, alongside 50 gifts from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to ethnic children in the locality, and 25 gifts from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to Dien Bien province’s poor ethnic households.