New criteria for basic, advanced new-style rural communes issued hinh anh 1A view of Tan Lang commune, Phu Yen district of Son La (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A new set of criteria for new-style rural communes and another for advanced new-style rural communes for the 2021-2025 period were issued on March 8 following Decision No.318/QD-TTg

Under the decision, a new-style rural commune has to meet 19 criteria in many fields, including planning, socio-economic infrastructure, economy and production, socio-culture and environment. The criteria are specified for different regions. 

Specifically, a new-style commune must have 80 percent of its farming area with active irrigation systems. In general, per-capita income must be 48 million VND (2,100 USD) per year on the average in 2022. In particular, the per-capita income is 39 million VND for northern mountainous and north central regions, while it is 53 million VND for the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta regions, and 63 million VND for the south eastern region. 

The communes should have effectively operating cooperatives and production-selling connection models, implementing origin tracking regulations on their major products and developing farming areas meeting VietGAP standards. 

At the same time, they must satisfy criteria on health care insurance coverage, the rate of malnutrition among children under five years old, and the rate of residents having electronic medical records. 

They must show strong performance in environmental protection, especially waste treatment system, along with criteria on food safety

Meanwhile, an advanced new-style rural commune must meet all criteria of a basic new-style rural area and have higher standards across all 19 criteria, according to the decision. 

Particularly, the per-capita income in an advanced new-style rural commune is 58 million VND per year on the average in 2022, and varies from 47 million VND to 76 million VND per year in different regions./.