Tuyen Quang: Over 7.2 trillion VND for new rural area building hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Source: Internet))

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang mobilised 7.25 trillion VND (322 million USD) from different resources for its new-style area building from 2011 to 2015.

During the period, Tuyen Quang built 3,000km of concrete roads, 126km of canals and 140 irrigation works, serving local people’s travel, trade and agricultural production. Over 700 classes, 330 cultural houses, and 190 new markets were also constructed or upgraded.

To boost its economy and raise locals’ incomes, the province has focused development of commodity production areas while rearranging state-owned forest farms and plantations and improving operations of agricultural cooperatives.

The province has communes fulfilled an average of 10 out of the 19 criteria for new rural areas. There are now ten communes recognised as new-style rural areas.

Tuyen Quang is striving to have 17 communes recognised as new-style rural area by 2016, compared to 10 communes at present.

The figure is expected to reach 30 percent of the total communes in the province by 2020.

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 criteria include infrastructure development, production capacity improvement, environmental protection and cultural value promotion.-VNA