Ethnic Đan Lai in Nghệ An Prov. to enjoy development
08:41 | 22/12/2006
VNGOVNet – The PM has made Decision 280/2006/QĐ-TTg approving the Project "Sustainable Maintenance and Development of Đan Lai Ethnic Group Residing in the Core of the Pù Mát National Park, Con Cuông District, Nghệ An Province". Accordingly, the Project is aimed at improving the living conditions and socio-economic development for the maintenance and development of this ethnic minority group in combination with maintaining border security.

The Project will cover 176 Đan Lai households residing in the core of the Pù Mát National Park. The Project will last for three years, from 2007 to 2009, with a total cost of VND90 billion.

The Project focuses on supporting production, building infrastructure and housing, providing initial support for the group’s resettlement and daily life, preserving and developing their culture and society. The Project is expected to bring about the following results:

- Socially: preserving and celebrating their cultural ethnic identities, eradicating bad habits and practices; preventing racial regression; stabilizing their life and improving their knowledge; ensuring hygiene and providing healthcare; and gradually improving the spiritual and material life of the Đan Lai ethnic group;

- Economically: constructing infrastructure for their welfare; making population planning and rearrangement; making use of land, forest, water resource and tourist potentialities; and stabilizing production to increase their living standards;

- In terms of natural and ecological protection: preventing forest regression, protecting and expanding rare animals and biodiversity of the Pù Mát National Park;

- In terms of national defense and security: ensuring border security in combination with sustainable preservation and development of the ethnic Đan Lai group.

The PM entrusted the Nghệ An Province People’s Committee to establish a steering committee for the Project in order to fruitfully fulfill its targets, bringing about sustainable and long-term development for the ethnic minority.

By Xuân Hồng

(Source: Decision 280/2006/QĐ-TTg)

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