THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 18/2002/QD-TTg
Hanoi, January 21, 2002
 
DECISION
RATIFYING THE NATIONAL TARGET PROGRAM ON POPULATION AND FAMILY PLANNING TILL 2005
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No.71/2001/QD-TTg of May 4, 2001 on the national target programs in the 2001-2005 period;
At the proposals of the Minister-Chairman of the National Committee for Population and Family Planning and the Minister of Planning and Investment,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To ratify the national target program on population and family planning till 2005 with the following major contents:

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1. The program’s objectives:
a/ To concentrate every effort on achieving the objective of steady birth rate reduction, particularly focusing on the areas with high birth rates as well as deep-lying, remote and poor areas so as to attain the average national replacement birth rate by 2005 at the latest. To reduce the annual birth rate by 0.4% on average; to achieve the population growth rate of about 1.16% by 2005.
b/ To initially deploy the experimental models and solutions to raising the population quality.
2. The program’s contents cover the following projects and mini projects:
a/ The project on communication and education for behavioral change, aiming to: contribute to the creation of the social environment and favorable conditions for each individual, family and community to raise their awareness and change their behaviors regarding population, reproductive health and family planning, thereby successfully attaining the program’s objectives.
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