Quang Nam strives to earn more new rural area titles hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
Quang Nam (VNA) – The central province of Quang Nam set a goal to convert half of its communes into new-style rural areas by 2020.

The province also looks to have two new-style rural districts and income per capita doubled by 2020.

Over the past five years, the province concreted more than 1,552 kilometres of roads and solidified other 2,798 kiliometres.

By the end of 2015, 122 communes fulfilled the criterion of rural housing, accounting for 59.8 percent.

Income per capita reached 21.1 million VND (917 USD), up nearly 11 million VND (480 USD) compared to 2010.

The rate of disadvantaged households dropped from 24.2 percent in 2010 to below 9 percent in 2015.

The national target programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government in 2010, sets 19 criteria on socio-economic development, politics, and defence, aiming to modernise rural areas.

The criteria cover the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacities, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.

The country aims to have 50 percent of all communes nationwide meeting all the requirements by the end of 2020.-VNA