Politics, economics. VIETNAM IS AT WAR AGAIN.This time-with poverty
Last year, in 2005, Vietnam celebrated the 60th anniversary of the declaration of national independence. For 30 years out of 60, Vietnam has fought many enemies, defending its independence and State sovereignty. And only the last 30 years have been spent healing the wounds and rebuilding the country. Despite the fact that the history of the Vietnamese was not given very much time for the construction and development of the state, significant results have been achieved. Among the most impressive, according to foreign experts, is the reduction of poverty, which our society has been particularly actively fighting over the past 15 years. Vietnam's poverty rate (according to World Bank criteria) fell from 70% in 1990 to 29% in 2002, and in 2004 it was 18.1%. Thus, over 14 years, this indicator has decreased by almost 52 points. This is the result of an increase in per capita income and, as a result, an increase in the standard of living of the population. The Government recently adopted a program to raise the subsistence minimum for the period from 2006 to 2010. According to this document, in 2010 the minimum amount will be 210 thousand VND per person per month for rural areas and 260 thousand VND per person per month for urban areas ($13 and $ 16). accordingly). Urban and rural poverty rates differ significantly; they are also highly dependent on climatic and geographical conditions. In urban areas, the share of poor people was 10% in 2002 and 8.6% of the total urban population in 2004; in rural areas, it was 26.9% and 21.2%, respectively. The highest level of poverty is observed in the north-western part of Vietnam, and the lowest-in the south-eastern part. Urban poverty rates are falling faster than in rural areas. The fastest decline was observed in Tainguyen Province-from 43.7% in 2002 to 29.25% in 2004, i.e. by 14.45% in two years. MAIN DIRECTION-ACCELERATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT According to authoritative international organizations, Vietnam is one of the count ... Read more
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