Quang Tri recognises 15 additional new-style rural communes hinh anh 1​At the certificate granting ceremony (Source: quangtriv.vn)

Quang Tri (VNA)
– Authorities of the central province of Quang Tri granted certificates recognising another 15 communes as new-style rural areas at a local ceremony on March 17.

The figure raised the total number of communes recognised as new-style rural areas to 18, including Vinh Kim and Vinh Thanh in Vinh Linh district; Hai Thuong in Hai Lang district; Tan Hop in Huong Hoa district.

During the event, another 16 communes signed agreements demonstrating their determination to accomplish the new-style rural area criteria in 2016. This year, the Quang Tri aims to have 29 communes to become modern.

The locality plans to take a number of measures to realise the targets, including mobilising various financial resources in service of the work and conducting communication campaigns to gain wholehearted support from locals, businesses and administrations.

Initiatives are encouraged to effectively implement the new-style rural area building programme across the province.

In 2015, Quang Tri has eight communes meeting from 15-18 criteria, 59 communes meeting 10-14 criteria, and 32 communes from 5-9 criteria.

The province has mobilised over 1.1 trillion VND (49.5 million USD) for upgrading infrastructure, improving services relating to education and training, health care, and culture, protecting the environment, and maintaining social order.

The programme has been also implemented in close link with the local project on restructuring the agricultural sector towards improving added-values, contributing to raising income for local farmers.

On the occasion, numerous individuals and units were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the building of new-style rural areas in 2015.

The National Target Programme on New Rural Development, launched in 2010, sets 19 criteria for new rural areas covering infrastructure, production, living standards, income and culture, among others. A district must have at least 75 percent of its communes meeting all the 19 criteria in order to receive the title of new rural district.-VNA