Ham Ninh is recognised as island commune. (Source: vietnamtivi.net)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister has decided to recognise 23 administrative units in central Khanh Hoa province and southern Kien Giang province as island communes.

Accordingly, 17 units in Kien Giang province are named as island communes. They are An Thoi and Duong Dong towns and Tho Chau, Hon Thom, Ham Ninh, Duong To, Cua Duong, Cua Can, Ganh Dau, Bai Thom, Hon Tre, An Son, Lai Son, Nam Du, Son Hai, Hon Nghe and Tien Hai communes.

The six administrative units in Khanh Hoa province are Cam Binh, Van Thanh, Vinh Nguyen, Song Tu Tay and Sinh Ton communes and Truong Sa town.

According to the Prime Minister’s decision, an island commune must satisfy two criteria on natural square and settlement of citizens or armed forces.

Relevant authorities need to base on Decision 568/QD-TTg dated on April 28, 2010 to draw up socio-economic development ​for the recognised communes while carrying out other preferential policies for island communes issued by the Government.-VNA