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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has recently signed a decision recognising Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An, and Duy Tien district, the northern province of Ha Nam as new-style rural areas.

Nam Dan now records all of its 23 communes meeting new rural development criteria which have been recognised by the provincial People’s Committee.

Average income per capita in the district hit 36 million VND (1,600 USD) in 2017, up 18.5 million VND compared to 2010. The rate of poor households in communes and the district was below 5 percent and 3.16 percent, respectively, down 11.44 percent from 2010.

All 16 communes in Duy Tien district were also recognised as new-style rural areas. Average income per capital in the locality was 38 million VND while the rate of poor households in the district was 1.41 percent.

The national target programme on building new-style rural areas sets 20 criteria on socio-economic development, politics, defence, aiming to develop rural regions.

The list of criteria includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacity, environmental protection and the promotion of cultural values.-VNA