The Ministry of Planning and Investment would uphold the role of the community in the process of planning, organizing and supervising the implementation of national target programs while the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committees at all levels would take the main responsibility for supervising national target programs.
Such is provided in a draft decree on the mechanism of management and implementation of national target programs.
Accordingly, community supervision would cover observance of regulations on management and implementation of national target programs; management and use of investment funds; management of state budget funds; planning and implementation of plans; and progress of performance of tasks under national target programs.
The community would also carry out supervision to detect acts infringing upon community interests, exerting negative impacts on the living environment, or causing waste or loss of capital and assets. Besides, people’s feedback on implementation of national target programs would be collected.
According to the draft, funds from the central budget would be allocated to ministries, central agencies and provincial-level People’s Committees on the basis of the principles, criteria and norms set out by the Prime Minister, prioritizing such activities as the building and maintenance of small-scale construction investment projects, and provision of financial supports for the implementation of value chain-based projects and plans, projects implemented in poor districts, extremely difficult communes, and projects with over half of participants being women or members of poor, near-poverty or ethnic minority households.
For the development of value chain-based joint production, the State would provide a financial support amount not exceeding 80 percent of total expenses for implementation of joint-production projects in extremely disadvantaged areas, which, however, must not exceed VND 10 billion (USD 437,500). These figures would be 70 percent and VND 8 billion (USD 350,000), for projects in areas with difficult socio-economic conditions, and 50 percent and VND 5 billion (USD 218,800), for projects in other areas covered by national target programs.- (VLLF)