Funding major challenge in remote areas: experts

Funding major challenge in remote areas

A worker installs an electric power meter for ethnic Vân Kiều minorities in Cu Vơ Village, Hướng Hóa District in the central province of Quảng Trị. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Lack of funding for investment and development is a major challenge for remote areas in the Asia-Pacific, posing a threat to quality of life and sustainable economic growth in the region, experts said on Thursday at a meeting in HCM City.

Representatives from the academic sector and officials from 21 APEC economies met at a high-level policy dialogue on bridging the gap in economic development in remote areas in the APEC Region.

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