The Functions of the Ministry
(a) To designate special development zones for the development of border areas and national races.
(b) To draw up the long-term and short-term plans for the development of national races residing in border areas.
(c) To implement the long-term and short-term plans which are confirmed by the Central Committee for the Development of Border Areas and National Races.
(d) To implement the development works which have been prescribed for immediate performance by the Central committee for the development of Border Areas and National Races.
(e) To implement socio-economic infrastructure for the border areas with annual plans such as:
1. Roads and bridges;
2. Water supply;
(a) to get water for cultivation
(b) to get water for drinking
(b) solar energy system
4. Religious Affairs;
5. Construction work for Peace
(a) Roads and bridges;
(f) To give chances for Nationalities Youth living in different border areas to be able to attend schools from Basic Education Middle School to High School for free of charge.
(g) To pursue higher education for the Nationalities Youth who pass the basic education high school to have opportunities to study the courses in the University for Development of the National Races of the Union and Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree Colleges.
(h) To consolidate the Union Spirit and amity among the Nationalities Youth while studying together at the College and to understand and cherish the culture tradition, customs and practices of national races.
(i) To nurture all national people to constantly safeguard non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty.
(j) To assign duties to the nationalities youth at the respective Ministries after completing higher education subjects so that they can participate in their regional development work.
(k) To teach young national races women in border areas the subjects for women vocational expertise and give them necessary aids until they can set up their own business with the vocational skills they possess.
(l) To teach subjects for engineering to the Nationalities Youth in border areas with the aim of becoming skillful workers and carrying out the development works for Micro-Manufacturing and Micro-Industrial business.
(m) To set up the culture exchanging programs in order for all Nationalities Youth in Development areas to enrich a wider knowledge.
(n) To carry out national affairs as a priority in accordance with the desire of Nationalities Youth.
(o) To make arrangements for the promotion and propagation of religious affairs in the border areas.
(p) To make arrangements for establishing crops cultivation, livestock breeding and cottage industries in substitution for poppy cultivation.
(q) To protect and preserve border boundary pillars and markers.
(r) To cooperate with the United Nations Organzations, International Organzations, Regional Organzations and persons in responsible position with the intention of implementing the development work programs in border areas more effectively.