An overview of NA Standing Committee’s third session (Photo: VNA)
- The implementation of the ethnic work and ethnic
policy is a long-term, continuous and persistent task, requiring the engagement
of all levels, sectors and the whole political system. Therefore, attention
must be paid to dissemination to raise public awareness and responsibility, Standing
National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man stated at the NA Standing
Committee’s third session on September 13.
Under the chair of Man, the NA Standing Committee discussed
the Government’s report on results of the implementation of the National Target
Programme on socio-economic development in the mountainous and ethnic-inhabited
areas for the 2021 - 2030 period.
Minister-Chairman of the Government Committee for Ethnic
Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh said that over the past time, the Government has
directed the Ministries of Planning and Investment, and Finance to give the
highest priority to the programme; and have a plan to balance more than 50
trillion VND (2.2 billion USD) worth of investment capital and more than 54
trillion VND worth of regular spending for the programme’s projects and
sub-projects in accordance with the plan approved by the legislature.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said that, after more than one
year, the implementation of the programme has not met the requirements on
progress. Therefore, the Government needs to clearly review its
responsibilities, clearly state objective and subjective causes and have
solutions to address them.
He proposed quickly perfecting the Steering Committee for
the implementation of the programme from the central to local levels, and
allocating investments for localities in line with their budget autonomy proportions,
and in accordance with other programmes.
Man suggested the Government focus on directing and soon promulgating
investment decisions, and documents on management, administration and
implementation of the programme; making plans, roadmaps, tasks and investment
solutions for the implementation of the programme every year and the 2021– 2025
period; and identifying priority tasks and investment.
He emphasised that this programme should be recognised in all
national target programmes; and the goal is that people really enjoy the
benefits from the programme, and bring into play the potentials and advantages
of the region and the self-reliant spirit of ethnic minorities to gain rapid
and sustainable development./.