|Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue addresses the ceremony
The recognition of the four localities – Nghia Hung, Xuan Truong, Truc Ninh and Giao Thuy – has raised total new-style districts and cities of Nam Dinh to five out of total 10. Hai Hau was the first one receiving the title in 2015.
At the same time, the province currently has 200 out of 209 communes and towns recognised as new-style rural areas.
Addressing the ceremony to hand over the certificates on April 21 in Nam Dinh city, Deputy PM Hue suggested that Nam Dinh province should focus on building socio-economic infrastructure to make it more modern and convenient.
The province should also pay more attention to boost production by strengthening the application of advanced technology in agriculture, while protecting the environment.
The locality is striving to become a new-style rural province in 2020. To this end, the province will speed up the project to restructure its agricultural sector to enhance added value and sustainable development of the sector, while building high technology agriculture models.
Along with State budget, the province will also mobilise social resources to develop its socio-economic infrastructure to improve locals’ living conditions.
In the 2011-2017 period, Nam Dinh spent nearly VND16.5 trillion in new-style rural building programme, of which only 27.7 percent came from the State budget.
Locals donated nearly 3,000 hectares of farming land and over 200 hectares of building land for road and irrigation expansion as well as public works.
The national target programme on building new-style rural areas, initiated by the Vietnamese 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.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, so far, Vietnam has 2,853 recognised new-style rural communes, accounting for 31.96 percent of total communes. Of which, 295 communes fulfilled all criteria of the programme’s new standards for the 2016-2020 period.