Long An: 77 communes recognised as new-style rural areas hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Long An (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Long An now has 77 communes recognised as new-style rural areas, accounting for 46.4 percent of the total.

The provincial People’s Committee revealed the figures at a conference on September 20 to review the 10-year implementation of the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building.

Later this year, Hoa Phu commune in Chau Thanh district and Phuoc Hau commune in Can Giuoc district are expected to meet the criteria for new-style rural areas.

The province completed dossiers to submit to authorities to recognise Chau Thanh district as new-style rural area and Tan An city for completing new-style rural construction tasks.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Van Canh said the province will continue improving the material and spiritual lives near of rural people towards those in urban areas, establish more cooperatives and boost chain production in the near future.

On the occasion, two collectives were awarded with the emulation flag from the provincial People’s Committee, 21 collectives and 15 individuals received certificates of merit from Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee for their contributions to the effort for the 2016 – 2020 period.-VNA