Ho Chi Minh City strives to eliminate poor households before April 30, 2025

According to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City, in early 2024, the city has 22,867 poor and near-poor households according to city standards with 91,253 people, accounting for 0.9% of the total number of households in the city. city. Among them, there are 8,293 poor households, with 31,699 people, accounting for 0.33% of the city’s total households.

Mr. Le Van Thinh, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the city is implementing many activities to strive to eliminate all poor households according to city standards before April 30, 2025, establishing achievements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country’s Unification.

Ho Chi Minh City strives to eliminate poor households

At the beginning of the 2020-2025 term, the Ho Chi Minh City Party Congress has issued a resolution setting a target for the poverty reduction program that “by the end of 2025, there will basically be no poor households according to the national poverty standard and less than 05% of poor households according to the city poverty standard”.

By the end By 2022, the city will no longer have poor or near-poor households according to national standards. By the end of 2023, the rate of poor households according to city standards is only 00.33, soon exceeding the target set by the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee.

Therefore, Ho Chi Minh City wants to take one step further in the 2020-2025 period, determined to eliminate all poor households. according to city standards in 2025. This is a difficult task because Ho Chi Minh City’s multidimensional poverty line has many indicators that are difficult for suburban and rural districts to implement.

Compute the overall national multidimensional poverty line including income and 12 deprivation indicators. The city’s multidimensional poverty line has 10 deprivation indicators, 9 of which are the same as the national standard. 3 indicators (hygienic latrines, use of telecommunications services, and means of accessing information) are not implemented because of these 3 indicators. has been completed.

In terms of income, the national poverty line for the period 2022-2025 is 2 million VND/person/month for urban areas. Meanwhile, the city’s poverty line is up to 3 million VND/person/month (applicable throughout the city) and includes a dependent deficiency index.

The city’s multidimensional poverty line is still high. more than the national standard 1 deficiency index is social insurance (households with people of working age Workers are working and have income but do not participate in social insurance).

Ho Chi Minh City strives to eliminate poor households

The social insurance gap index is very difficult to complete in rural areas such as Cu Chi Can Gio district because the majority of workers here work in the informal agricultural sector… Informal workers do not participate in compulsory social insurance. Voluntary social insurance is still very difficult to expand because it is less attractive.

According to the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Can Gio district, the district currently has 825 Poor households account for 443% of the total number of households in the area. This rate has met the target set by the Resolution of the Can Gio District Party Committee. However, it is very difficult to eliminate all poor households in 2025.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong HaChief of Office of the Steering Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Sustainable Poverty Reduction Program proposed that the city have policies to support people participating in voluntary social insurance. When voluntary social insurance is more attractive, people proactively participate, the social insurance shortage index can be achieved.

In addition, Ms. Hong Ha suggested reviewing the criteria for employment and vocational qualifications to have a plan. Support poor household workers to learn vocational skills to change careers. According to Ms. Ha, if workers have a profession, it will be easier for them to find jobs with higher income than they currently have and to escape poverty in a sustainable way.

Mr. Le Van Thinh directed the Can District Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Now in particular and the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in areas with poor households in general must advise district leaders to adjust and develop poverty reduction plans with the new goal of eliminating all poor households before April 30, 2025.

Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City emphasized: “With the new goal, what the locality needs to do and what support the city needs for the locality will also be proposed in the plan.”