Role models in building new-styled rural areas honoured

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony in the northern province of Nam Dinh on October 18 to honour role models in the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2010-2020.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (second, left) presents the third-class Independence Order and the certificate recognizing Dong Nai province's completion of building new-style rural areas to local officials at the ceremony on October 18

On behalf of the Party and State leaders, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented the Independence Order, third class to Nam Dinh and Dong Nai provinces, which are the first two provinces to complete the task of building new-style rural areas in 2019, and the Labour Order, first class to 19 ministries, departments, provinces, cities and central agencies.

At the ceremony, 13 provinces and cities that made great efforts in building new-styled rural areas, 93 districts and towns meeting all criteria of new-style rural areas were awarded the Labour Order, third class.

In addition, 175 outstanding communes were awarded the Prime Minister’s certificates of merit.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warmly praised collectives and individuals for their outstanding contribution to the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2010-2020.

The movement has created a driving force for socio-economic development, he noted.

On the occasion, the PM officially launched the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2020-2025.

After more than nine years of implementation, the new-style rural development programme has achieved important results, fundamentally changing the appearance of the country’s countryside and significantly improving the material and spiritual life of people in rural areas.

The goal of 50 percent of all communes recognized as new-style rural areas by 2020 has been fulfilled ahead of schedule, as so far, 4,554 communes across the country (51.16 percent of the total) have earned the title, up 34.01 percent compared to late 2015. Ninety three district-level units in 37 provinces and centrally-run cities (13.7 percent of the total) have been recognised by the Prime Minister to have satisfied all the criteria.

VNA