Safe vegetable farming in Lam Dong (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – One district and 123 communes in the Central Highlands region have fulfilled all criteria of the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building, according to the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region.

Lam Dong is the leading locality in implementing the programme, with its Dong Duong district and 59 communes, or 50.5 percent of total communes, recognised as new-style rural areas.

Amidst limited State budget allocation for the programme, regional localities have mobilised capital from diverse resources to realize the programme targets.

In Lam Dong, from 2010-2015, 33.58 trillion VND (.. USD) was raised for new-style rural area building, of which State budget covered 10.66 percent and the local community accounted for 27 percent.

Regional localities have built over 1,100 effective production models, mostly in cultivation, aquatic farming, and hi-tech agriculture.

The programme has also helped significantly improve infrastructure systems, better serving the production and life of the locals.

However, the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region pointed to difficulties, including a lack of guiding documents for implementing the programme for the 2016-2020 period.

The committee also proposed that ministries and central agencies soon issue mechanisms and policies as well as guiding documents, along with sufficient measures to supervise and evaluate the implementation of the programme.-VNA