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Tay Ninh (VNA) –Thanh Dong commune in Tan Chau district has become the second border commune in the southern province of Tay Ninh to receive new-style rural area status.

Addressing a ceremony to grant the title to the locality, Pham Hung Thai, head of the provincial Party Committee’s Information and Education Commission, described the recognition as a pride and a huge task for the communal Party Committee, authorities and people.

It demonstrates great efforts made by a mountainous border commune like Thanh Dong over the past years, he said, stressing that how to keep the status is an even harder job.

Vice Chairman of the Thanh Dong People’s Committee Nguyen Tan Minh, said the commune has nearly 3,900 hectares of natural land with five hamlets which accommodate close to 9,300 people, who mainly live on agricultural production and other services.

With a fund of more than 122 billion VND (5.49 million USD) sourced from the State budget, businesses and local people, Thanh Dong has met all 19 criteria set for a new-style rural area.

Tay Ninh has 16 out of 82 communes recognised as new-style rural areas. The province will strive to raise the figure to 22 this year.

The national target programme on building new-style rural areas was initiated by the Government in 2010 and sets 19 criteria on the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacities, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.

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