222 Extremely Difficult Communes Qualify for New Rural Standards

9:31:22 AM | 13/8/2020

Recently, in Hanoi, at a working session between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Assembly's Ethnic Council, 222 extremely difficult communes were announced to meet new rural standards.

According to Mr. Le Duc Thinh, Director of the Department of Cooperative Economics (under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has synchronously and drastically implemented Resolution 100/2019/QH14 of 2019 and Resolution 113/2015/NQ13 of 2015 of the National Assembly on building new rural areas and resettling people in the revolutionary, mountainous, difficult and ethnic minority areas. In the period of 2016 - 2020, the total mobilized resources for new rural construction is estimated at over VND2,100 billion, 2.5 times that of the period of 2011-2015. By the end of July, 2020, the country had 5,312 communes (59.8%) recognized to meet new rural standards, up 42.7% compared to the end of 2015 and exceeding 9.8% compared to the 5-year target in the period 2016-2020. In which, 222 extremely difficult communes were recognized to meet the new rural standards.

Also according to the Department of Cooperative Economics, there are currently nine provinces and cities having 100% of communes recognized to meet the new rural standards. In the whole country, there are 142 district units (21.4%) of 46 provinces and cities recognized by the Prime Minister as meeting the new rural standards.

By Minh Ngoc, Vietnam Business Forum