Authorities at all levels in the central province of Quang Nam have devised concrete measures to accelerate modern rural area building in 2015, said Le Muon from the Steering Committee of the provincial programme.

The locality has mobilised various resources for upgrading and building basic infrastructure facilities, particularly in communes striving to be recognised as modern rural areas this year.

According to Huynh Tan Duc, Director of the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development, publicity campaigns have been conducted across the province to raise awareness of the programme among communities, especially in remote areas.

The campaigns also help facilitate access to information about outstanding individuals and units as role models, and promote effective and successful projects in the locality.

The province has strengthened their management and monitoring of the programme implementation process to address difficulties facing rural areas.

As many as 14 communes in the province have met all 19 criteria of the programme so far, accounting for 6.8 percent of the total targeted communes. Ten were recognised last year.

In 2015, the province aims to have another 46 communes, Phu Ninh district and Dien Ban town recognised as modern rural areas.

The national target programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government, sets 19 criteria to boost rural regions nationwide.

The list includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacity, environmental protection and the promotion of cultural values.-VNA