It is over nine months since Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue chose Ha Tinh to pilot the “new rural standard” project in 2021 - 2025, and the Ha Tinh Steering Committee for New Rural Development has coordinated closely with central authorities to draft the plan.
According to the central taskforce, despite numerous difficulties, Ha Tinh has managed to promote the strength of the entire political system, especially the community to promote new rural development. “It is no coincidence that the central government has chosen Ha Tinh province to pilot the project. Its successful lessons in the 2010-2020 period were clear. However, the new project has not highlighted the community role in carrying out the new phase, so Ha Tinh province needs to improve this content to ensure sustainable rural development,” said Mr. Phuong Dinh Anh, Head of Operation Department, Central Coordinating Office for New Rural Development.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Tien, Chief of the Central Coordinating Office for New Rural Development, said that the project must figure out the role of a new countryside to introduce solutions to direct inclusive rural development.
Ha Tinh province’s new countryside project aims to have all communes certified to meet the standard by the end of 2023. By the end of 2025, at least 50% of communes will reach advanced standards and 10% of communes will reach model standards. By the end of 2024, all districts will meet new rural standards and all towns and cities will complete the task of new rural development. At least four districts meet advanced new rural standards. 72% of rural residents will have access to clean water; 95% will be covered by health insurance; poverty rate will be under 2.5%; per capita income will reach over VND60 million; over 80% of residential areas will reach model standards and over 12,000 gardens will meet the standard.
At least 300 products and services will be certified with OCOP standard, of which 35 products meet 5-star standards.
Based on actual evaluations, targets and criteria are built into general tasks and detailed tasks. Spiritual and material life of rural residents will be improved by building typical models like rice value chain, crop and livestock restructuring, GAP-standard fruit production, and deer and antler products.
In addition, the province will develop at least seven community tours linked to the new countryside like experiencing agricultural production, experiencing gardens and trade villages, experiencing traditional cottage industry villages, visiting and purchasing OCOP-standard products and typical local products; experiencing medicinal tours, community tours and homestay tours.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum