16:53 | 23/11/2015 Society
(VEN) - Two communes have achieved all the criteria for the new rural area construction (NARC) in Phu Binh District, Thai Nguyen Province. Another 18 communes have achieved 14.45 criteria on average. Another five communes will achieve the criteria by the end of the year.
Ha Thuong Commune is recognized as achieving all new rural area construction criteria
Thanks to local industrial development and investment intensive policies, Phu Binh has made leaps and bounds in recent years, with a range of industrial parks and clusters being built as part of the NARC policy.
The 350ha Diem Thuy Industrial Park project has lured 30 investment projects, 10 of which having entered operation since 2012. In addition, two other industrial clusters, Kha Son and Diem Thuy, have also effectively developed.
Phu Binh has more than 2,100 industrial facilities engaging in building material production, wood-working and welding, 10 craft villages and one slaughter-house, employ thousands of local workers.
Despite decreasing farming area due to strong industrial development, Phu Binh has so far recorded positive agricultural production and value thanks to the application of advanced technologies and crop rotation. Many large-scale high-productivity hybrid rice field models have been piloted and proved effective.In addition to rice, local farmers have also adopted a number of high-income earners including cucumber, squash, potato and peppers Average yield per hectare in Phu Binh may reach about VND78 million per year, an increase of VND23 million compared with 2010.
Local farmers have been encouraged to develop farming models which often bring them higher incomes than household-scale models. There are 237 farms, including 110 chicken-raising farms, across the district. Last year, the district’s Phu Binh Hill Chicken trademark was recognized by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Thanks to effective NARC implementation, Phu Binh has successfully boosted local economic and infrastructure development, with many roads, schools and health centers being built or upgraded to meet local demand.