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Bac Kan demand on cooperation and support of HEDO

Speech by Mr. Ha Van Phung - Secretary of Party Committee, Bac Kan province on 28th March 2000.

Dear Director and HEDO leaders,

Dear delegates,

I have the honor to attend 10th Anniversary of HEDO foundation and Seminar on "Education - Science - Health Development and Poverty Abolition in Ethnic Highland regions". On this occasion, allowed me on behalf of the poor and miserable people to express warmest congratulation to HEDO for its assistance and concern to the poor, wish HEDO further develop and success.

Dear delegates,

Separated from Bac Thai - Cao Bang, Bac Kan is a highland province, 70% of its communes constitutes especially difficult areas. Bac Kan is the poorest province out of 61 provinces in the whole country. Their infrastructure underdeveloped, economies slowly grown up, many social evils unsettled.

After splitting from Bac Thai (1st October 1997), the ethnic group in Bac Kan have made great effort and recorded encouraging results. Social economic structure has been improved, production considerably increased, some social problems have been effectively resolved. After 2 years, in December 1998, Bac Kan was recognized a free-illiteracy province, and primary education generalization. The education movement in ethnic people sluggish for many years now recovered, the school students grow up in number. The school