THE MINISTRY OF LABOR, WAR INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 587/2002/QD-BLDTBXH
Hanoi, May 22, 2002
 
DECISION
PROMULGATING POOR COMMUNE CRITERIA FOR THE 2001-2005 PERIOD
THE MINISTER OF LABOR, WAR INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 96/CP of December 7, 1993 on the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 143/2001/QD-TTg of September 27, 2001 approving the national target program on hunger elimination, poverty alleviation and employment in the 2001-2005 period;
Pursuant to the Government Office’s Notice No. 63/TB-VPCP of April 5, 2002 on the conclusion of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan at the March 11, 2002 meeting of the Managing Board of the national target program on hunger elimination, poverty alleviation and employment;
After gathering comments from the ministries, branches and mass organizations,
DECIDES:

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Article 1.- To promulgate poor commune criteria (outside Program 135) under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 143/2001/QD-TTg of September 27, 2001 approving the national target program on hunger elimination, poverty alleviation and employment in the 2001-2005 period:
Poor communes mean those which:
1. Have the poor households rate of 25% or higher;
2. Have less than 3 out of 6 essential infrastructure items (including traffic roads; schools; health stations; daily-life water; daily-life electricity; and markets), more concretely:
+ Less than 30% of the households use clean water;
+ Less than 50% of the households use daily-life electricity;
+ There are yet motorways leading to commune centers, or where automobiles are inaccessible to all the year round;
+ The number of classrooms (under the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training) meets only less than 70% of the pupils demand, or they are makeshift classrooms made of thatch, bamboo, neohouzeaua or trees leaves;
 

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