The Policy Address 2000

Summing Up

97. It is our duty to assist the disadvantaged in society. We plan to allocate over $2.7 billion in the next two years to finance various measures to help the poor. But I must point out once again that the fundamental way to address the poverty problem is to create ample employment opportunities through sustained economic growth on the one hand, and continuously upgrade the quality of people's skills through education on the other. We must persevere in our efforts in these areas.

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