NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (C) speaks at the workshop (Photo: VNA) Dak Lak (VNA) – While the lives of people in ethnic minority and mountainous areas have improved over the years, efforts must be made to preserve their unique cultural identities, a top lawmaker has said. Over the years, the Party and the State have paid special attention to development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong said at a workshop on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in the Central Highlands and central coastal provinces, which was held in Dak Lak province on January 13. These efforts have improved the lives of people in such areas, strengthened national security and defence and raised the political position of ethnic minorities, she said. However, the legislator said, these areas are still in difficult conditions and there are big gaps in socio-economic development between regions. Development poses many challenges for ethnic minority areas, especially employment, poverty, environmental protection and protecting cultural spaces aimed to preserve the unique traditional cultural values of ethnic groups, she said. She emphasised that the Central Highlands and central coastal provinces have a particularly important position in terms of socio-economic, defence, security and environment for… Read full this story
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