THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
 

 
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 186/2001/QD-TTg
Hanoi, December 07, 2001
 
DECISION
ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE SIX NORTHERN MOUNTAINOUS PROVINCES MEETING WITH GREAT DIFFICULTIES IN THE 2001-2005 PERIOD
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Considering the proposals of the ministers of: Agriculture and Rural Development; Planning and Investment; and Finance, and the minister-chairman of the Committee for Ethnicities and Mountainous Areas,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- The socio-economic development in the six northern mountainous provinces meeting with great difficulties, including Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Son La and Lai Chau, in the 2001-2005 period, aims to bring into full play potentials, advantages in terms of geographical position, land, climate, forest and mineral resources�, as well as human resources in the region; combine socio-economic development with the implementation of ethnic minority policies, step by step improve and raise the people’s living standards; protect the ecological environment in the region and the lower section in the northern delta, and contribute to firmly maintaining security and defense. The specific objectives till the year 2005 are:
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