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Mongolia seeks ways to improve livelihood of families

06-14-2012 20:20 BJT

ULAN BATOR, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The Mongolian government was mulling ways to improve the economic development of the country's families during a national conference on Thursday.

Social Welfare and Labor Minister T. Gandi said at the conference that the government has designated 2012 as the "Year of Supporting Family Development."

Under the program, the government would support low-income families in employment and poverty reduction, and strive to realize common development of the whole society.

More than 300 representatives from provincial and municipal governments attended the meeting.

The representatives discussed, among other things, family law and the establishment of a specialized department responsible for family issues such as housing.

The government has asked local officials to implement a number of projects under the "Year of Supporting Family Development" program to help low-income families escape poverty and enjoy better living standards.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: Xinhua

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