Thua Thien-Hue pushes ahead with new-style rural area building hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA)
– The central province of Thua Thien-Hue aims to raise the number of new-style rural areas from 44 at present to 54-58 by the end of this year.

The locality expects to have 61 out of 104 communes recognised as new-style rural areas during the 2016-2020 period.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong said since the beginning of 2019, Thua Thien-Hue has mobilised resources worth more than 2.15 billion VND (92,450 USD) for national target programmes.

However, the disbursement of the budget for new-style area building reached only 53.2 percent.

The locality has diversified sources of capital and allocated the funding suitably, ensuring the efficiency of investment in new-style rural area building, according to the official.

The National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building, initiated by the Government in 2010, sets 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 capacity, environmental protection, and the promotion of cultural values.-VNA