Illustration photo. (Source: baokhanhhoa.com)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will allocate over 2.15 trillion VND (about 93 million USD) for its new-style rural area building from now to 2020, according to its programme coordination office.

Of the figure, over 1.9 trillion VND (83 million USD) will be sourced from the local budget and the remainder will come from other sources.

The province will give 620 billion VND (27 million USD) to 32 communes, aiming to add them to the list of those satisfying all new-style rural area criteria by 2020.
By doing so, the number of communes meeting all the criteria will be raised to 54, or 57.4 percent of the total communes in the province.

Dien Khanh district will be supported with 112 billion VND (4.8 million USD) to be recognised as a new-style rural district by 2020.

In the period from 2011 to 2015, Khanh Hoa spent nearly 1.2 trillion VND (53 million USD) on the new-style rural area building.

The province now has 22 out of its 94 communes meeting all 19 new-style rural area criteria. On average, each commune has fulfilled 12 criteria.

The national target programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government in 2010, sets 19 criteria on socio-economic development, politics, and defence, aiming to modernise rural areas.

The criteria cover the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacities, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.

The country aims to have 50 percent of all communes nationwide meeting all the requirements by the end of 2020.-VNA