President Truong Tan Sang on February 6 visited Nhan Quyen commune in Binh Giang district of the northern province of Hai Duong on the occasion of Lunar New Year Festival (Tet).

The President praised the commune’s achievements in socio-economic development, especially in meeting all 19 new-style rural area criteria last year.

He also called on the local authorities to further promote and share experiences in building new rural areas to other localities.

With the result of program building new rural areas, the living conditions of people in Nhan Quyen commune have been improved remarkably.

The average per capita income in the commune came to about 29 millions VND (1,380 USD) last year.

Also on the occasion, the President presented New-Year gifts to families who rendered great services to the nation during the war for national liberation.-VNA