Three cities meet new-style rural area standards
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The Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee and the Lao Cai Provincial People’s Committee are responsible for announcing and commending under the regulation. The three cities are required to continue to maintain and improve the quality of criteria, focusing on the environmental criteria to assure sustainability in building new-style rural areas.

According to a report of the Da Lat City People’s Committee, four communes in the city have completed 19 out of 19 criteria of new-style rural area building.

Investment in upgrading irrigation systems, ponds, and lakes is being focused to meet watering needs for 85% of people’s total farmland area; per capita income of communes reaches nearly 55 million VND/person/year. 

All communes of Bao Loc city have completed all 19 criteria of new-style rural area building. So far, 5 out of 5 communes of Bao Loc city have nearly 390km of asphalt or concrete rural roads; and the irrigation works have continuously been upgraded to meet the need of watering for more than 84% of cropping area, per capita income of the rural residents reaches 45 million VND/person/year.

The criteria for employment, education, healthcare, culture, environment, political systems, national defense and security building in the two cities all achieve outstanding results, contributing to comprehensively changing the faces of rural areas and improving the material and spiritual life of rural residents in Bao Loc city and Da Lat city.

After 9 years of implementing the national target program on new-style rural area building, 5 out of 5 communes of Lao Cai city have been recognized to meet new- style rural area standards.

Total mobilized capital for new-style rural area building is over 631 billion VND. The face of new-style rural areas have been entirely changed, the people's life has been constantly improved.

The average income per capita in the communes is over 41.38 million VND/person/year; the value per 1 ha of cultivated land reached an average of 128 million VND/ha; the rate of poor households in communes decreased to 1.81%.

The quality of education, health care, culture, and environment has been increasingly improved, the national cultural identity is preserved; and the ecological environment is protected./.


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