Fishing boats on Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vinh Hai commune of Ninh Hai district, the south central province of Ninh Thuan, has been added to the list of particularly disadvantaged communes in coastal sandbank and insular areas in the 2018 – 2020 period.

Earlier, there were 291 communes in 23 provinces nationwide named particularly disadvantaged communes in coastal sandbank and insular areas, according to a Prime Minister decision in January 2017 approving the list for the 2016 – 2020 period.

Three communes in Ninh Thuan province were in this list, namely Phuoc Dinh of Thuan Nam district, and An Hai and Phuoc Hai of Ninh Phuoc district.

Located in coastal sandbank and insular areas, these communes have harsh natural conditions while being vulnerable to natural disasters. 

They also have special disadvantages regarding certain criteria, including poverty rate, access to clean water and electricity, and status of basic infrastructure facilities.

The communes will receive support to develop under the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction between 2016 and 2020.-VNA