Dong Thap Strives to Achieve New Countryside Standards in 2020

1:57:55 PM | 5/5/2020

Dong Thap province is striving to have one more district and 20 communes meet new countryside standards by the end of 2020. Particularly, the province has eight exemplary rural communes, completes the plan of having all 37 new rural communes in the 2016-2020 period, and has 12 communes certified to meet new countryside standards as proposed by localities.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Vice Chairman of the Dong Thap Provincial People’s Committee, said, in 2020, Dong Thap will continue to carry out the Program on New Countryside Development to improve the self-managing role of the community in the spirit of self-reliance, diligence and cooperation. The province will also align with agricultural restructuring and sustainable poverty reduction programs. At the district level, Thap Muoi has all 12 communes certified to fulfil new countryside standards and the province is completing documents to propose its status as a new rural district in 2019.

In addition, Dong Thap province submitted documents to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for evaluation and asked the Prime Minister for considering and recognizing Cao Lanh City and Hong Ngu Town to complete new countryside construction tasks.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum