January 4, 2012
(KPL) More than 28,000 poor families living in nine districts of Savannakhet province, a top rank number of poor families in the country will be lived above the poverty line permanently, by 2015.
The large number of poor families lives in Nong, Sepon, Phin, Sonbouly, Vilaboury, Phalanesay, Adsaphone, Thatbangthong and Adsaphanthong districts in respectively.
The number of poor families in Savannakhet province will be reduced to be at least 4% in 2015, Deputy Head of Political Grass-roots building and Integrated Rural Development of Savannakhet province, Mr Bounma Ketkaesone told KPL News during he participated the 3rd Nationwide Meeting on Political Grass-roots Building and Integrated Rural Development on December 29.
Mr Bounma further stated that the cause of Savannakhet province is a top number of poor families due to the electricity network system and road link between urban and rural areas have not been accessible to some mountain areas.
As the result, we have called on the government to help the improvement of infrastructure development in rural areas, ranging from the expansion of electricity network systems, constructions of roads, schools and irrigation systems, he continued.
However, we have planned to reduce number of poor families in Savannakhet province year on year till to 2015 by assembling large villages to become small city, added, Mr Bounma.
Meanwhile, Oudomsay province, the second rank number of poor families will try to improve the living conditions of local people with 25,000 poor families throughout the existing poverty reduction programme to stay above poverty line in 2015.
The total number of poor families must be remained lower than 10%, said Head of Political Grass-roots Building and Integrated Rural Development of Oudomsay province, Mr Naen Wienvongchit.
The plan is to ensure the achievement of four breakthroughs of the Party, particularly the eradication of poverty and the UN millennium development goals as scheduled by 2015.
Mr Naen continued that 139 villages were classified living above the poverty line as over 330 are classified living under poverty line.
Oudomsay province, the second top rank of poor families in the country because its territory is mountainous areas, calculating for 85 per cent and density of many minority ethnic groups.
To achieve plan of province and government, we have asked for the government and relevant sectors to help and provide facilities on rural development to the province, Mr Naen added.