HCM City has issued a new set of criteria for rural communes from 2018 to 2020 (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

HCM City (VNS/VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has issued a new set of criteria for rural communes that will be in effect until 2020.

Under the criteria, a rural commune has to have at least one to two new cooperatives whose businesses are efficient, while its production/consumption model should include at least 10 percent of the commune’s main agricultural products over a stable time period of two years or more.

In addition, the proportion of children attending kindergarten must reach at least 90 percent, while the rate of six year-old children attending first grade should be 100 percent.

The proportion of 11-year-old children completing primary education would be at least 95 percent, while children aged 15 to 18 should be enrolled in school or occupational education reaching 95 percent or more.

Rural communes will also have to provide effective healthcare services for people with medical insurance.

As for environmental concerns, rural communes should also collect 100 percent of solid waste and treat it in strict compliance with regulations, while at least 50 percent of domestic waste must be classified and treated.

Each road has to meet drainage requirements and locals should be encouraged to plant trees along the roads.

About 90 percent of households with breeding facilities must ensure environmental hygiene.

Under the criteria, in terms of security and public order, a commune must be transparent and efficient in carrying out administrative tasks.-VNS/VNA