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Ca Mau (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has managed to convert 30 out of 82 communes into new-style rural areas, an increase of 36.6 percent compared to 2010, heard a conference on October 8 to review 10 years of implementing the new-style rural area building programme in the locality.

On average, communes across the province completed13.65 of all 19 criteria for the programme, four times higher than in 2010.

As of 2018, per capita income in the province had reached 42 million VND (1,800 USD), doubling the figure in 2010, withthat of rural people hitting 29 million VND, higher than the average in the Mekong Delta region and the country.

Meanwhile, the ratio of poor households in the province fell to 4.04 percent.

By 2020, the province is striving to have one district recognised as a new-style rural area, along with three districts completing at least six criteria, half of the communes finishing all the criteria, and at least five communes becoming advanced new-style rural areas.

It expects each commune to fulfill 16.5 of the criteria on average, and per capita income at least 1.6 times higher compared to 2015.

Total investment in the programme by the province is targeted to reach over 1.27 billion VND(54,600 USD) in 2020.

Addressing the event, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Bach Dang lauded the efforts of localities across the province in implementing the programme in the 2010-2020 period.

However, he pointed out that the progress of the programme has been slower than the national and regional average. Meanwhile, the rural environment in many places is still polluted.

Dang asked for more efforts to complete the targets and tasks for the programme towards 2020 and 2025.

At the conference, delegates focused on seeking measures to mobilise resources for the programme and support the growth of agriculture and rural development.

On the occasion, the provincial People’s Committee presented certificates of merit to 27 individuals and 10 collectives for their outstanding performance in building new-style rural areas./.