Cultivating Cultural Strength

9:36:07 AM | 12/1/2023

Ninh Binh province, endowed with distinctive characteristics and strengths, is unwavering in its dedication to preserving and promoting traditional values while embarking on the journey to construct new rural areas, ultimately aspiring to become a heritage capital.

    Ninh Binh province leverages internal resources and local strengths to achieve rural agriculture and new rural development objectives

Over the past 12 years, the implementation of the National Target Program on New Rural Development has stood as a cornerstone for Ninh Binh province, and has yielded commendable results. The province has witnessed a more synchronized, progressively modernized socio-economic infrastructure, an enhanced rural landscape, improved material and spiritual well-being of its residents, and a reinforced social order—key prerequisites for attracting investment resources for rural economic development.

Remarkably, all eight districts and cities in the province have met the new rural development standards, with all 119 communes adhering to these standards. Notably, 33 communes have been accredited for reaching advanced new rural development standards, and 15 communes have been certified as model new rural development standards. Additionally, 396 villages have been recognized for meeting model new rural development standards, with one district and 17 communes currently in the process of seeking verification and certification from central authorities. This progress indicates the substantial fulfillment of new rural development tasks in line with the resolutions set forth by the Provincial Party Congress for the 2021-2025 period.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Deputy Director of Ninh Binh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, underscored the province's commitment to leveraging internal resources and harnessing local strengths to achieve the rural agriculture and new rural development objectives outlined for the 2021-2025 period, with a forward-looking perspective to 2030. Resolution 08-NQ/TU, issued by the Executive Board of the Provincial Party Committee on November 8, 2021, serves as the strategic guide for this endeavor.

Ninh Binh's cultural richness is exemplified by its 77 craft villages, each boasting a profound cultural history and unique landscape. The province's residents, deeply rooted in a century-long historical tradition, embody distinctive tangible and intangible cultural values. These include traits such as friendliness, kindness, gentleness, elegance, and hospitality, contributing to the unique personality of the people in the former imperial capital of Hoa Lu. Moreover, they exhibit quintessential Vietnamese characteristics such as patriotism, compassion, affection, gratitude, honesty, solidarity, diligence, and creativity.

Ms. Lan Anh emphasized the province's diverse agricultural production forms and numerous regional specialties with significant competitive advantages. These products have the potential to be developed into typical products and OCOP products. Ninh Binh's rich cultural and artistic heritage, including traditional forms like Cheo singing, Xam singing, Muong folk singing, folk festivals, and traditional village celebrations, continues to be effectively preserved and promoted in the context of new rural construction, particularly in rural tourism.

In the era of global integration and administrative restructuring, Ninh Binh aspires to build the capital city of heritages. This strategic vision aims to harness the unique historical and cultural space of the former imperial capital of Hoa Lu. In the pursuit of new rural construction, the province is unlocking its inherent strengths, blending the characteristic features of life and traditional culture that define the identity of Hoa Lu's people. This effort, combined with the scenic rural landscape within the heritage space, is envisioned as a distinctive advantage—a rich resource for tourism development poised to become a key economic sector for Ninh Binh.

The endeavor to construct the capital city of heritages is not solely a resource; it stands as a formidable driving force, creating a magnetic allure for domestic and international tourists. This move is poised to elevate Ninh Binh's position on the trajectory of integration and sustainable development.

By Ngoc Dan, Vietnam Business Forum