Long An targets 89 new-style rural communes by 2020

15:47 | 21/04/2017 Local Economy

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has set a goal of having 89 communes recognised as new-style rural areas by 2020, accounting for 53.6 percent of its total communes.

long an targets 89 new style rural communes by 2020
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According to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Phan Van Liem, efforts will be made to further develop key infrastructure facilities, towards meeting requirements of production and daily activities of locals in rural areas, as well as build sustainable production models and create more stable jobs.

Average per capita income in rural areas in 2020 is expected to reach 56 million VND per year, 1.8 times higher than that in 2015.

To that end, the local authorities will focus on examining and making adjustments to new-style area building plans in accordance with the locality’s socio-economic development.

Attention will be paid to promoting high-tech agriculture development in connection with restructuring the agriculture sector, and making it easier for local residents to play their key role in the process.

The locality will give priority to urgent projects, thus solving difficulties and creating breakthroughs for socio-economic development, Liem said, adding that local residents will be encouraged to engage more actively in building new-style rural areas, he added.

Long An now has 57 communes recognised new-style rural areas. The programme has received great response from locals throughout the province.

The national programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government in 2010, includes 19 criteria on socio-economic development, politics and defence, aiming to boost rural areas of Vietnam.
The criteria cover infrastructure development, production capacity improvement, environmental protection and cultural value promotion.

Theo VNA