Phu Yen has first advanced new-style rural commune hinh anh 1The People's Committee of Phu Yen honours Hoa Quang Bac in Phu Hoa district as an advanced "new-style" rural commune on May 18. (Photo: VNA)

Phu Yen (VNA)Hoa Quang Bac in Phu Hoa district has become the first commune of the south central province of Phu Yen earning the advanced “new-style” rural status.

A ceremony was held on May 18 for the commune to receive the recognition.

The commune was recognised as a new-style rural area in 2016.

To date, 82 percent of the commune’s roads have been concreted and all three schools reached the national standards.

The provincial People’s Committee took the occasion to present Hoa Quang Bac with 200 million VND (8,600 USD) for the construction of local welfare development projects while the commune also honoured organisations and individuals who have made great contributions to the new-style rural building campaigns.

The national target programme on building new-styled rural areas was initiated by the Government in 2010 with the aim of developing rural regions. The list of criteria includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacity, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.

Advanced new-style rural status has higher requirements./.