Ha Tinh Strives to Boost Rural Development

10:35:32 AM | 9/3/2021

According to the draft plan for the pilot new rural development project in 2021 - 2025, Ha Tinh province will have 100% of communes meeting new rural development standards from 2023. Prioritized resources will be provided to 10 communes that have not yet achieved the standards (eight in Huong Khe district and two in Ky Anh district).

Ha Tinh will strive to have at least 91 communes meeting advanced new rural development standards by 2024, focusing on difficult-to-achieve targets like high-tech application to production, production mechanization, food safety, 3-star or above OCOP products, and 20% growth of per capita income.

Before 2025, at least 20 communes will achieve new model countryside standards, with a focus placed on demanding contents and criteria: Each commune will have at least two well-performing new-style cooperatives; have 4-star or above OCOP products, increase per capita income by at least 1.5 times; and have no poor households. Recognized communes will continue to consolidate and complete unsustainable criteria like environment, residence, garden and income; develop solutions for infrastructure upgrade and water quality upgrade.

All district-level units will reach this standard by 2024. In the short term, the district will apply for the recognition of Vu Quang district to the central government. Loc Ha, Cam Xuyen and Huong Son districts will achieve this target in 2021, Ky Anh district in 2023 and Huong Khe district in 2024. Thach Ha, Duc Tho and Can Loc districts will endeavor to reach advanced new rural development standards, concentrating on difficult criteria like the number of certified communes, traffic system, urbanization, and waste treatment.

Mr. Phuong Dinh Anh, Deputy Director of the Ha Tinh Coordination Office of New Rural Development, said economic development and increased income for rural people will still be the core of the new rural development program of the province. In the near future, Ha Tinh will restructure the agricultural sector, and promote key local products by boosting production connectivity in the value chain where enterprises and cooperatives are the nucleus. By developing handicraft industries and locally distinctive products aligned with the OCOP program, encouraging and facilitating new handicrafts, the province will give priority to inspiring people, building up their will and confidence in the program in all districts and communes.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum

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