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Binh Dinh (VNA) – The south central province of Binh Dinh will earmark 161 billion VND (over 7 million USD) for localities to accelerate the new-style rural area building programme, said Phan Trong Ho, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The amount, including 110.1 billion VND (4.8 million USD) from the State budget and 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) from the provincial budget, will be used together with other mobilised resources to complete all new-style rural area criteria in 2017.

The province targets to have additional 12 communes recognised as new style rural areas in 2017, raising its total number to 50 out of 122 communes, according to Ho.

Dao Van Sang, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh Hoa commune, Tay Son district, said the commune aims to complete the goals of the 2016-2020 new style rural area building programme within 2017.

The commune will speed up the building of a communal cultural house in Dong Hoa hamlet, a whole market in Truong Dinh hamlet, and a primary school.

It also provides preferential loans for local needy households, thus helping reduce the poor household rate to below five percent and raise local income per capital to 29 million VND (1,270 USD).-VNA