Thua Thien–Hue mobilises trillions of VND for new-style rural development hinh anh 1A safe vegetable farm in Thua Thien–Hue (Photo:

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA)
– The central province of Thua Thien – Hue plans to mobilize 7.22 trillion VND (314.4 million USD) from different sources to achieve the goal of having 61 out of its 104 communes meeting new-style rural standards by the end of 2020.

The money is set to be sourced from the national and provincial budgets (32.1 percent), loans (43.6 percent), businesses and cooperatives (14.5 percent), and local communities (9.7 percent).

In 2018 alone, to carry out its rural building programme, the province has mobilised over 1.778 trillion VND (76.45 million USD), of which 673.9 billion VND (28.97 million USD) came from the national and provincial budgets, 1 trillion (43 million USD) from credit, 30 billion VND (1.29 million USD) from the business sector and 75 billion VND (3.22 million USD) from the community.

Thua Thien – Hue is working to assist 10 more communes in different districts and towns to fulfill the standards this year, bringing the total number of new-style rural communes in the province to 41 at the end of the year.

Current shortcomings of the local rural building work include an overemphasis on infrastructure without paying sufficient attention to boosting production, raising income of local residents, reducing poverty rate, developing culture and protecting the environment.

To overcome the shortcomings and meet the target, the province has been focusing efforts on challenging criteria like those on poor household rate, income, environment & food safety, and political system & legal access.

The provincial Department for Agriculture and Rural Development is continuing its restructuring of the agriculture sector and developing the local “one commune – one product” programme in a bid to boost income and complete rural infrastructure.

Measures to achieve the target also cover mobilising resources from local communities, businesses, and attracting investment in agriculture and rural development.

Close monitoring of relevant policies’ impact on society is also important, particularly in supporting production, reducing poverty and developing cooperatives, in order to make timely adjustments, thus ensuring the policies suit reality and produce the best effects.-VNA