List of poor districts approved
VGP - Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh signed Decision 353/QD-TTg to approve a list of 74 poor districts in 26 provinces and 54 extremely disadvantaged communes in coastal areas of 12 provinces in the 2021-2025.
Especially, Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Dien Bien are the three provinces with the highest number of poor districts with seven each.
The 12 coastal provinces with extremely disadvantaged communes include Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Long An, Ben Tre, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, and Ca Mau.
The classification of these districts and communes are based on four criteria enshrined in Decision 36/2021/QD-TTg, dated December 13, 2021 of the Prime Minister including the proportion of poor households and nearly poor households in line with multidimensional poverty standards in the 2022-2025 period, socio-economic development standards of commune-level administrative units, income per capital.
Earlier, the Government issued Decision 263/QD-TTg approving the national target program on new-style rural area building for the 2021 – 2025 period which sets a goal that 60% of poor districts and extremely disadvantaged communes will meet new rural area criteria./.