Building a new style rural area must be coupled with eliminating poverty, heightening people’s supervision and mastery role, and promoting production.

President Truong Tan Sang made the statement during his working visit to inspect the building of new rural areas, economic performance, poverty reduction in Bac Quang, Quang Binh and Xin Man districts, northern Ha Giang province, on January 26.

He asserted the building of new style rural areas is a big policy of the Party and the State. The programme had once done but failed to meet requirements so efficient ways to make it productive are being sought.

Sang was reported that Ha Giang is piloting the growing of rubber plants on 1,000 ha in Bang Lang commune, Quang Binh district as part of its efforts to help ethnic minority people-inhabited areas develop wealthily.

The province has invested in building electricity facilities, schools and healthcare centre in Xin Man district, which has been selected for the new rural area building programme. In 2012, Xi Man district attained a GDP growth of 13 percent.

On the occasion, President Sang presented 100 gift parcels, 100 blankets and 20 buffalos to poor households and wished them a happy and warm New Year.-VNA