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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has approved a project on building new-style rural areas in 27 border communes of central Nghe An province, aiming to boost local socio-economic development and ensuring security-defence.

The 27 communes cover more than 472,200 hectares and span the six districts of Ky Son, Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Que Phong, Anh Son and Thanh Chuong.

The project, which will be implemented from now until 2020, is expected to improve the localities’ infrastructure system, economic structure, production model, as well as enhance locals’ literacy, protect the environment and strengthen the political system.

In 2020, on average, each commune is set to complete 11.4 out of 19 criteria of the new-style rural area building programme, with per capita income reaching over 22.9 million VND per year. The ratio of poor households under the multi-dimensional poverty standards is hoped to reduce to 30 percent.

By the end of 2020, 10 communes are expected to fulfil the criteria on locals’ income; all 27 communes complete the employment criteria; and 19 meet the production organisation standard.

Capital for the projects will be partly mobilised from businesses and local residents.

The project gives a number of solutions to reach the goals, including promoting communications to strengthen consensus in the community, encouraging locals to transform their production, and enhancing linkage in production and sale of products.

It specifies a number of support policies for the localities in implementing the project, while encouraging businesses, including those from Laos, to foster connections with farmers in selling products.

Alongside, localities are advised to focus on developing their strong products and building production models applying high technology.-VNA