THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No.260/2005/QD-TTg
Hanoi, October 21, 2005
 
DECISION
ON MAJOR ORIENTATIONS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE WESTERN REGION OF HO CHI MINH ROAD TILL 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated December 25, 2001;
At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment in Official Letters No. 7874/BKH-CLPT dated December 7, 2004 and No. 5835/BKH-CLPT dated August 29, 2005; and on the basis of the opinions of concerned ministries, agencies and localities,
 
DECIDES:
Article 1. To approve the major orientations for socio-economic development of the western region of Ho Chi Minh Road till 2020 for the entire western territory of Ho Chi Minh Road, the section from Hoa Lac to Binh Phuoc intersection running through 15 provinces: Ha Tay, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong, with a view to bringing into full play the potentials and advantages in geographical position, natural conditions and natural resources of the region, especially when there is Ho Chi Minh Road, for building the western region into one with economic development, social stability, form defense and border security and a healthy environment, thus contributing to the successful performance of the tasks of socio-economic development and border defense.
To approve the major orientations for socio-economic development of the western region of Ho Chi Minh Road till 2020 for the entire western territory of Ho Chi Minh Road, the section from Hoa Lac to Binh Phuoc intersection running through 15 provinces: Ha Tay, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong, with a view to bringing into full play the potentials and advantages in geographical position, natural conditions and natural resources of the region, especially when there is Ho Chi Minh Road, for building the western region into one with economic development, social stability, form defense and border security and a healthy environment, thus contributing to the successful performance of the tasks of socio-economic development and border defense.
Article 2. Major development targets:
Major development targets:
1. The annual average GDP growth rate shall be around 9-10% in the 2006-2010 period; 10-10.5% in the 2011-2020 period. The average per-capita GDP in 2010 shall be 1.7 times over that of 2005, and in 2020 shall be 2.2 times over 2010. By 2010, the region's economic structure with the GDP proportions of various branches shall be as follows: agriculture and forestry, 45%; industry and construction, 20%; services, 35%; and by 2020 the corresponding proportions shall be 30%, 30% and 40%.
2. By 2010, to have reduced the poor household rate to the national average; 50% of primary schools to have reached the national standards, 85-90% of under-5 children to have gone to kindergarten before entering the first grade, 100% of schools and classrooms to have been solidified; to have reduced the rate of malnourished children to 22-25%; 70% of communes to have had health stations, 80-85% of households to have had access to clean water, 60% of villages and hamlets to have had amateur cultural troupes, 85% of villages and hamlets to have had cultural houses, reading rooms, and 50% of communes to have had libraries.
By 2020, to have reduced the poor household rate to below the national average, 70-80% of primary schools to have reached the national standards, 100% of under-5 children to have gone to kindergarten before entering the first grade, 100% of schools and classrooms to have been solidified; the rate of malnourished children to have dropped to 15-20%; 80-85% of communes to have medical doctors and health stations, 90-95% of households to have had access to clean water, 70-75% of villages and hamlets to have had amateur cultural troupes, 90% of villages and hamlets to have reached the standards of cultured villages or hamlets, to have had reading rooms, and 60% of communes to have had libraries.
3. To develop and restore the areas of forests which have been destroyed or exploited at variance with the planned purposes with a view to restoring the landscape and environment for the region.
4. To work out appropriate mechanisms and create conditions for village chiefs and hamlet patriarchs to acquire high political and social consciousness; to actively mobilize ethnic minority children and people to well observe the lines and policies of the Party and the State, make full use of production experience to raise the living standards of their respective families and ethnic communities.
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