The central province of Thua Thien-Hue aims to meet all 19 criteria of the national new-style rural area building programme in 8 out of 92 communes by the end of 2014.

A total of 19 communes in the locality meet 15-18 criteria, while 59 meet 10-14 criteria.

So far, only two communes in the city meet all 19 criteria of the programme.

The communes are working hard to achieve the remaining criteria, focussing on upgrading and developing basic infrastructure, such as schools, roads and medical stations, as well as increasing environmental protection measures.

In 2014, local authorities earmarked 83 billion VND (over 3.9 million USD) for 52 infrastructure projects in 41 communes, including the construction of 19 kindergartens, a primary school, 19 roads and four irrigation projects.

In addition, over 80 billion VND (3.76 million USD), sourced from the local sustainable poverty reduction programme, was invested in 111 basic infrastructure projects in disadvantaged communities and coastal areas.
The national programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Government in 2010, includes 19 criteria on socio-economic development, politics, and defence, aiming to boost rural regions of Vietnam .
The list of criteria includes the development of infrastructure, the improvement of production capacities, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.-VNA