Criteria needed for model rural residential areas: Deputy PM hinh anh 1Building transport infrastructure in Yen Dinh district, Thanh Hoa province (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Ha Tinh (VNA) –
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to create a set of criteria for building model rural residential areas, gardens and farm households to submit to the Government as soon as possible. 

He made the request at a conference in the central coastal province of Ha Tinh on April 15 focusing on model rural residential areas, gardens and farm households with the participation of representatives from 63 cities and provinces across the country.

According to the Deputy PM, such models will serve as an important foundation to build model rural areas at the communal and district levels.

He praised localities including Ha Tinh, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam and Thai Nguyen for their initial achievements in the direction, with new rural models meeting local residents’ aspiration.

Hue highlighted the role of authorities in devising scheme to build model residential areas and gardens that suit the conditions of each locality, adding that regular review is needed to learn from experience during the process.

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

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

To date, as many as 3,289 communes nationwide have been recognised as rural areas, making up around 36.8 percent of the total communes.

Particularly, localities such as Ha Tinh, Quang Ninh, Quang Nam, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Lao Cai, and Quang Ngai have promulgated criteria for model rural residential areas, while Ha Tinh and Quang Ninh provinces have created criteria on building model gardens.-VNA