Lao Cai Strives to Have 15 Communes Meeting New Rural Development Standards in 2021

10:36:44 AM | 9/3/2021

The Steering Committee of the National Target Program for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao Cai province recently launched Plan 66/KH-BCD dated February 9, 2021 on implementation the National Target Program for New Rural Development, aiming to add more communes that fulfill new rural development standards in 2021.

In 2021, the province will have 15 more communes fulfilling "new rural development standards": Tan Thuong, Minh Luong, Chieng Ken and Nam Dang communes in Van Ban district; Xuan Thuong, Bao Ha and Vinh Yen communes in Bao Yen district; Nam Mon, Coc Lau and Ban Lien communes in Bac Ha district; Thong Nhat commune in Lao Cai City; Nam Chay commune in Muong Khuong district; Trinh Tuong commune in Bat Xat district; Muong Hoa commune in Sa Pa Town; and San Chai commune in Si Ma Cai district.

The Steering Committee of the National Target Program for New Rural Construction and Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Lao Cai province set the goal that these communes will achieve per capita income of over VND40 million a year and a poverty rate below 12%. The total funding for these communes will reach VND223.38 billion in 2021.

Lao Cai province now has 57 out of 127 communes meeting new rural development standards. The province targets to have a total of 72 communes of this standard by the end of 2021.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum

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